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Question USB 3.0 External Hard Drive "RAW" Question

goobee

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I have an external WD MY Book Duo 8tbs USB 3.0 drive (set at RAID 1 for redundancy) sectioned into several partitions. Recently, the 3rd partition became "RAW" formatted, the other partitions were not affected.

Using recovery software, I was able to save the files to another drive. I reformatted the RAW partition back to NTFS and scanned the partition using CHKDSK and everything seems fine. Two days later, Windows at boot up scanned and repaired partition 3.

Should I be concerned that the drive is maybe failing where that partition is set up? CHKDSK did not tell me it found bad sectors. I'm not seeing any unusual SMART results either. Thoughts?
 

goobee

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Doesn't WD have some sort of windows diagnostics tool?

I tossed the original stuff that came with it. I tried downloading a diagnostic software off WD's website and it just said "Attach a supported WD drive." so that wasn't very helpful.

However, I downloaded the software from your link, it showed the SMART status as good.
 
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