I am curious about 1 particular entry - the UltraDMA CRC Error Count.
There's plenty of info on the internet about this error so I don't need an explanation or anything - I'm looking for advice.
It's a brand new (5 days old) WD Caviar Black 2TB (WD2002FAEX) and HD Tune is reporting a "Warning" for the CRC Error Count.
My question is would you RMA the drive based on that alone? Probably not right? You'd monitor it, see if it got worse. If it remained stable you'd probably keep the drive, chalk it up to ... whatever. (btw the count, the # of errors = 11)
But what if the drive was having nothing but trouble staying online? Simple ops - copying files, running chkdsk or defrag - won't run and hang the system, forcing reboots.
I haven't ruled out other causes - maybe the drive is perfectly fine...I'm waiting on an external enclosure so I can test it outside the system. But after all the trouble and now, seeing this S.M.A.R.T data warning, it feels like the last straw to me ... I've owned the drive for 5 days. I've rebooted more times in those 5 days than I have in the 2 years since I put the system together.
(btw the WD drive, a BD drive, headphones - all were tightly packed into a sturdy box with bubble wrap)
thanks for sharing any thoughts or ideas, I appreciate it!