I just installed a brand new WD Black PCIe SSD WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0 drive. I cloned the existing system disk to the SSD, and it boots right up. Everything seems to be working fine, but I can’t get any SMART info from the drive.
When I run the WD SSD Dashboard utility, there’s no info in the SMART pane, just a couple of what look like broken link images. There’s nothing under “Advanced Details.” (see image)
When I try to run either the short or extended test, a dialog box pops up and says, “The S.M.A.R.T. Diagnostic Test failed.”
A couple of other interesting tidbits:
SMART Monitoring Tools shows “Unknown model,” and similarly cannot read SMART data from the drive.
Windows 7’s Device Manager thinks that it’s a SCSI drive (see image)
Any suggestions or insights will be most appreciated.