Originally Posted by FixItPete
Interesting... then why do I still get a fail when I test it via KickStart54?
Also, what about the errors when I test it via USB using WD Lifeguard?
Are you saying the drive is OK?
He's saying that USB may not pass SMART info, so you may not be able to trust that.
However the fact that WD Diagnostics fails the drive means the drive is bad, no ifs, ands, or buts, the drive failed diagnostics, don't use it.
I also was under the impression you need the drive hooked up directly to the MB to test SMART, but it still doesn't matter because you failed WD diagnostics.
I hope that helps.