Your WD refusal is not very helpful
Just a quick reminder why WD HDDs suck:
- Do a web search for 'wd lcc issue' or 'wd lcc problem'. Parking drives to death is something WD is famous for
- SMART attribute 199 is really great since it allows you to spot cabling/contact problems easily when you start to use a new HDD (SATA specs define a rather primitive CRC mechanism to ensure data integrity 'over the wire' and good HDD manufacturers expose these CRC errors via SMART). Not with Western Digital. For whatever stupid reasons they do not allow their customers to get a clue if they run into cabling issues with their new drives -- low performance and the risk of data corruption for exactly no reason.
- Their USB3 drives claim to be UAS compatible but you need to blacklist UAS since numerous strange problems occur otherwise
- Now this violation of specifications and the firmware increasing ATA error count for no reason
And while this increased ATA error count is just a cosmetical issue it obviously scares users.