so i’d just got a new drive from wdc as a replacement rma for a green drive that had failed due to bad sectors.
wd tool said it errored on full test.
i thought i would use the tool to write zeros on it to blank my personal files, i thought this would fail but gave it a go.
however it did not and a full scan test no longer gives me bad sectors!!!
what the heck is going on with this drive? is this a firmware issue?
note that all through this SMART had no errors…
still want it to go back, but am concerned my new replacement drive could ‘fail’ again if there is a firmware issue…