I had purchased a HDD from seagate and it had read failures in the millions within a week of use. I called in to get it RMA'd, the tech told me it was normal with seagate drive and to ignore the SMART numbers. I insisted on a replacement and I just got it today. I installed the HDD and currently have 48472 read errors, 550 write errors, 15938623635456 head flying hours??
The read errors is steady but If I begin a copy from one of my other TB drives the write errors increase at a rate of about 1 per 2 seconds. The "head flying hours" increases at ridiculous speeds.
So IS this actually normal? Should I just ignore the smart as seagate suggested. This seems pretty ridiculous.