Agree with that..! You'll also find that if it thinks there's anything that's not as it should be, the text for the 'Attributes' tab will also be showing in red.....
(Just to draw your attention, like.)
I've included a screenshot for a run of GSmartcontrol I took a few minutes ago. This is on my old dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, which has had the original 20 GB Hitachi 'Travelstar' HDD replaced with a 64 GB KingSpec KSD-PA18.6-064MS PATA/IDE interface solid state drive. I've done the screenie as a link this time; it's full-screen (to show everything); I think it's a wee bit on the large side to include directly in the post itself.
You can see the 'Attributes' tab is red, indicating problems (!!) I've shown the 'tooltip' for 'Offline Sector Uncorrectable'; the drive is less than 4 months old, and the Dell doesn't get a lot of use.....but according to this, it's in imminent danger of failing! It showed the same thing two days after installation, too.
This replaced a 32 GB version of the same type of KingSpec SSD. That is now sitting in a home-made caddy on the floor of my 'big' Compaq desktop PC. The Compaq originally had a PATA/IDE WD 160 GB Caviar 'Black' HDD, but it was one of the very first to include SATA 1 ports as well, being manufactured at the time when SATA was just coming onto the market. The 'Black' has since been replaced with a 500 GB SATA 'Blue', since the GSmartcontrol test was looking very dodgy (it was over 10 yrs old), but I didn't see any need to waste the smaller SSD.....so I hooked it up to the IDE port via an adapter, and just added a few more Pups to my collection!
If I run GSmartcontrol on this one, not only does the 'Offline Sector Uncorrectable' show as a fail, but the 'Re-allocated Sector Count' is off the scale! KingSpec's own SSD health analysis tool, however, shows everything as being serene...
Just goes to show that you can't always go by what the 'industry standard' tools say..! BTW, interestingly, it appears that Intel SSDs will give proper readings with GSmartcontrol; it seems that as of the present time, they're the only ones that will. Odd.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 14 September 2016 - 11:56 AM.
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