UPDATE 4: Ran WD's write zero program. It fails 3/4 into it. I think this sucker is done. UPDATE 3: The drive is probably set up to be a goner. I backed everything up and trying to ovewrite with zeroes as a last resort. The warranty expired 12/14/04. Thanks everyone. UPDATE 2: I ran WD diagnostics full test and it supposedly fixed the bad sectors. Upon reboot, however, the drives aren't detected. I remove the cables and then put them back in and reboot. I get the SMART failure again and run the WD diagnostics, only to tell me that the SMART has failed again. I ran EVEREST with the results in the post below. At this point I have backed up my data on another drive. I can low level format if that will fix the bad sectors (or what ever is wrong). _________ My primary slave started to get this message upon detection of the IDE channels: Primary Slave: S.M.A.R.T. hard drive failure. Failure imminent. Back up and replace. Its been doing that for a couple of weeks and I'm waiting for it to crash. Does anyone know how to fix it? Thanks UPDATE BELOW.