Newly installed 1TB HD - issue?

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  1. OffsetZ33 macrumors newbie

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    I just installed last night the 1TB WD Scorpio Blue without a problem in a 2010 MBP 13", but seem to be having some issues now. Im showing the drive is shown w/red text and failing the SMART status in the disk utility. It showed verified when I installed it last night and reinstalled OS X, but now this. I have also been getting some beachballs, but does seem to be running fine now. Is this a sign of just a bad drive, or is it normal for a non-apple drive to fail the smart status check?
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    It's not normal and most likely the drive is defective.
     
  3. oplix macrumors 65816

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    SMART is a universal diagnostic and is not exclusive to the operating system. Therefore if SMART is reporting errors, they are coming from the hardware.
     
  4. OffsetZ33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - thats what I figured, but on newegg there is one review/post stating that the WD drives do not pass the smart test on apple systems and is normal - that didnt sound right to me. Ill do an RMA on the drive from newegg and get a replacement coming.
     
  5. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    You system must be having some problems with the drive, and it may be defective, so better replace it with another one.
     
  6. WG5516 macrumors regular

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    1tb in your MBP? I'm guessing it's 3.5?
     
  7. OffsetZ33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, WD has a 1TB 2.5 drive but is 12.5mm (wd10tpvt) - fits just fine in the unibody MBPs. There have been a few threads on this particular drive.
     
  8. WG5516 macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks, I have to do a search for that.
     
  9. Slowstick macrumors 6502

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    That's strange. I just installed that same drive in my MBP and had no problems with SMART. I did have some OSX related problems. A clean install fixed that.
     
  10. OffsetZ33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good to know yours is working as it should. I likely just got a bum drive... Its still working but shows failing SMART and reccomends backup and replacement of the drive.
     

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