SMART attributes for brand new hard drive?

jbclem

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I just bought a new (old stock) WD RE4 250gb hard drive from eBay. It came in a sealed static bag. I was happy with this, it was cheap and I like smaller hard drives. But I just checked the SMART attributes with several different programs and there are some readings that don't jive with a new hard drive. I'd like to ask for some opinions about this. I don't know much about SMART attributes but I see that the Read Error Rate is at 100 while the Threshold limit is 51. And although in the header the Power On Hours is listed as 5, in the SMART attributes list it's listed at 100. There are other readings that are past the Threshold also, but I just don't know if this is normal or abnormal.

Any comments on this?

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CrystalDiskInfo 7.0.4 (C) 2008-2016 hiyohiyo
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OS : Windows XP Professional SP3 [5.1 Build 2600] (x86)
Date : 2018/09/10 4:00:35
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(3) WDC WD2503ABYX-01WERA0
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Enclosure : WDC WD25 03ABYX-01WERA0 USB Device (V=152D, P=2338, jm1) - wd
Model : WDC WD2503ABYX-01WERA0
Firmware : 01.01S01
Serial Number : WD-WMAYS0047842
Disk Size : 251.0 GB (8.4/137.4/251.0/251.0)
Buffer Size : Unknown
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 490350672
Rotation Rate : 7200 RPM
Interface : USB (Serial ATA)
Major Version : ATA8-ACS
Minor Version : ----
Transfer Mode : ---- | SATA/300
Power On Hours : 5 hours
Power On Count : 13 count
Temperature : 38 C (100 F)
Health Status : Good
Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, AAM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
APM Level : 0080h [ON]
AAM Level : 80FEh [ON]
Drive Letter : H:

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Current Worse Threshold RawValues(6) Attribute Name
01 100 253 51 000000000000 Read Error Rate
03 181 164 21 00000000077C Spin-Up Time
04 100 100 0 00000000000D Start/Stop Count
05 200 200 140 000000000000 Reallocated Sectors Count
07 100 253 0 000000000000 Seek Error Rate
09 100 100 0 000000000005 Power-On Hours
0A 100 253 0 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
0B 100 253 0 000000000000 Recalibration Retries
0C 100 100 0 00000000000D Power Cycle Count
C0 200 200 0 00000000000C Power-off Retract Count
C1 200 200 0 000000000000 Load/Unload Cycle Count
C2 105 102 0 000000000026 Temperature
C4 200 200 0 000000000000 Reallocation Event Count
C5 200 200 0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
C6 100 253 0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
C7 200 200 0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count
C8 100 253 0 000000000000 Write Error Rate

(I didn't see a way to import a photo/jpg of this so this is a cut and paste and adjust job, not perfect but good enough)
 

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