I've just purchased a brand new Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB HDD. Manufacture date shows as January 2012 (yes that's as new as new can get), so must be one of the new batches from the post-flood Thailand. Anyway, I downloaded a copy of Active Hard Disk Monitor tool to check the S.M.A.R.T. parameters and I find the parameter Raw Read Error Rate is very low.
Should I be worried? Will this rectify over time? This hdd is just 7 hours old; what gives?
Edit: I meant high raw read error rate - Title updated accordingly