I have a slave hd from WD. It is 1TB. There is no OS on it. I use it for backup. Recently, I noticed that is has a higher temp and caution with crystal info:
CURRENT PENDING SECTOR COUNT
UNCORRECTABLE SECTOR COUNT
The drive seems to run fine. I know that this is not going to last forever. I have tried
- to run the data lifeguard diagnostic tool
- Smart Status PASS
- Quick Test - fails after 2%
I want to run the Extended test, but I am not sure if this would cause more damage or hasten its demise.
Should I run the Extended test??
I have already backed up the drive, but I was wondering if I can format it and start over, maybe partition off the bad parts or seeing if there was another way.