UPDATED: This drive tested “Good” on the quick, BUT “Too many bad sectors” near the near of the extended test using the WD Data Life Guard Diagnostics for Windows.
It can’t can’t read the SMART data. I have the drive connected with a USB adapter to my laptop. (I’m using the drive to store backup copies of old family records, photos, videos, etc. in a safe).
I read in other threads it could be the USB adapter causing that issue. Do I need to worry about it? Any other way to check that?
I just started chkdsk /r. Good idea?
Again, backup copy. So I can confirm all the data is there using xcopy.
Side note, I still love xcopy after so many years and version of Windows. Very reliable backup / copy app. I use:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\xcopy.exe C:<Folder>\*.* /s F:<Folder>\ /d /c /i /j /y /h /e
It copies only files new or updated files not on the target drive. And it never crashes. Sweet!