On account of it being easter, I haven't yet been able to get in contact with the shop, so I've spent my time giving this drive a bit of a run.
What I need now is some information about normal SMART attributes. I downloaded a few monitoring tools (DTemp and Active SMART) to watch the drive as I put it through it's paces (running a full surface scan at the moment).
First up, the raw value for the raw read error rate is steadily increasing (as reported by DTemp) - is this normal for this drive? Also the attribute value for this counter is hovering around 67-66 can anybody tell me what it is supposed to start at?
SMART is also predicting failure of this attribute today, which is odd as it didn't yesterday...
I would greatly appreciate sombody with this drive to run some kind of monitoring tool and let me know what the nominal values for all the attributes are.