Before returning the drive to Newegg for exchange, I have the following questions.
Drive is ~10 days old and is reporting SMART error on boot.
The drive was partitioned and formatted using gparted (GUI) from a GNU rescue boot (USB).
It is used on an openSUSE 11.4 system with a 3.4.4 kernel compiled from source (kernels.org).
The file system is XFS, in a single partition.
The drive is mounted to /usr/local/public. The intention was to use it as a common place holder for music, video, etc. for my LAN.
The system board SATA is 3.0.
A 1.5GB Green (older) works fine.
Question, should I jumper the drive to slow the interface down.
Are there any other setting (jumpers) that effect the SMART configuration.
Excep for the error, which appeared about the second time I booted with the drive connected, it appears to be working fine and shows up with good numbers when tested with hdparm and bonnie++.