I have an external hard drive I used for backups a Seagate 5TB ST5000DM000.
It started having issues so I did a surface test and discovered over 20000 bad sectors (all in one spot so obvious drop). Anyway, I bought a new drive and cloned for a second drive so all good about the data.
Then I decided to wipe the drive, so it would re-allocated the bad sectors and then do a one time backup and just put it away, just in case.
However, the wipe seems to have wiped all SMART data on the drive and its ability to even keep track of bad sectors or other metrics?
Here is what Crystal disk info gives, almost nothing.
I did a full disk wipe, not just a partition wipe. I did try restoring the disk from a backup of it being new but this state still remains.
Is there any way to restore the SMART capability?
(The drive does work, but slower, and it seems that it cannot remember bad sectors and often sees write errors.)