Short story, I use to use a 1TB drive and need to upgrade since I have many more files on 3 separate 500GB drives. So I decided to buy a 2TB to replace that drive and put the 1TB in a separate lower power pc just for downloading / seeds. I bought the drive online and received it today, so I started transferring files; my one major file (800GB) to the new 2TB drive and watched for a little over 1/2 hour and had to leave. Coming back I had 2 different programs, and a windows notification telling me the SMART info indicated ... pretty much a dying drive. I looked up the info / log monitor and it looks like the smart values steadily decreased over time.
It currently says my threshold, value, and worst (for seek error rate) is at a 67. (I'll upload a pic). It also says it has only been on for a little more than 200 hours, so it is not a long lived drive either, assuming once used for back-ups.
PS. When I received it, I immediately ran SMART tests and looked for any issues, like this, before starting the transfer (especially UPS delivering).
I want to know if this is from the large volume of transferred data, the rate is about 50 MB/s and transferring non-stop. The speed really has not decreased in the transfer rate. Should I run tests after the transfer, if so, like what? I just hate to transfer everything, wipe my other drive and have this one fail. I especially do not have the money to buy a backup drive, it was a push to buy this; why I use SMART on all of my other systems.
(UPDATE- I am so confused, I just went to post and the value changed, it went up a little but it is still telling me to back-up / the value is good & the drive I am transferring from, is even worse, so is it the volume of data? EDIT - THE VALUE OF THE 1TB WENT UP TOO...)
Thanks for your help!!