I have four new WD5000BPKX-60HPJT0 drives that have had the S.M.A.R.T. information corrupted when they were cloned from WD5000BPKX-22HPJT0 drives using Clonezilla 2.2.016-i486.
The four drives are brand new, out-of-the-box drives and now report critical failure. I know that at least one of these drives was not bad out-of-the-box as I did format it and use it prior to cloning just to confirm that it was the cloning process that was corrupting the drives.
I have tried to recover the drives using WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostics (DLGDIAG For Windows) with no success.
Has anybody else had an issue with corrupting the S.M.A.R.T. data? Is there a recovery mechanism to restore this information and make the drives usable again?
Any and all pointers/help/guidance is appreciated.