I have a new western digital WD5000BEVT hard drive. The hard drive is only 1 month old. I routinely use software to read the smart attributes. I use the western digital diagnostic software and speedfan. Both the western digital and speedfan software have an attribute value of 1 for gsense error rate, but from what I understand, this value should be in the range of 35 - 100. The hard drive still passes the western digital smart test. Speedfan has a raw value of 1,112 and tells me I need to watch this attribute. I don’t understand why this attribute value is so low and why does the raw value keep increasing on speedfan, especially since it is only 1 month old. I have no other smart attribute errors. I’ve seen some hard drive with gsense raw values in the hundreds of thousands and still have a value in the 90’s. Any advice or opinions?
Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.
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I did that already and all I got was if it passes the WD data lifeguard diagnostics then it it ok. I explained that it shouldn’t be doing that and they stuck to their original answer. They were no help at all!!!