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How to Wipe Smart Errors Aquired from a pcb swap data recovery ?


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I have 2 drives both WD 3200aaks i swapped the pcb from one to the other to recover data. when i put the pcb back onto the origional drive i kept getting errors saying there were 200+ bad sectors. now these smart entries are from the harddrive i performed the datarecovery on the new drive and pcb are both fine so how do i wipe the false errors caused by the failing drive so i can keep using the new drive without windows [bleep]ing at me. this isn't a big deal since we already wrote off both drives incase the recovery failed.

i know these errors are fake because a extended self test finished with no error.

Edited by mikeloeven, 06 March 2012 - 11:21 AM.

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Run chkdsk /r on the drive. Or a full (not quick) format.
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that will reset the smart errors from the recovery operation. i thought once a smart counter changed it was perminant and needed something like a flash

Edited by mikeloeven, 06 March 2012 - 05:18 PM.

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i thought once a smart counter changed it was perminant and needed something like a flash

Not necessarily. Note you can also try using WD's diagnostics from here. However, if not cleared, I would not waste more time or risk my data on that drive.

Note that swapping the interface boards on drives can be very risky. They have to be the exact same model number board AND revision number too. The primary reason to swap boards is to retrieve any lost data. Once the data is recovered, if recoverable, the drive should be replaced.
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oh no i am not continuing to use the damaged harddrive i put the pcb back on the new drive and smart errors from the damaged drive carried over back to the new drive

which is wierd because i have never seen this with a pcb swap

Edited by mikeloeven, 08 March 2012 - 08:19 AM.

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i ran both check disk and an extended smart self test and the problem seems to have gone away.
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Great! And thanks for the followup.
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