After drive started to freeze up, i them plugged another drive with ubuntu to see SMART data using disk utility.
Now i read that "Disk is healthy". Now i'm not familiar with SMART parameters, but looking at them, there are some insane high numbers and each time i press refresh, they grow.
These 3 parameters are high as seen in picture (its really ubuntu, just with mac theme):
- Read error rate
- Seek error rate
- Hardware ECC recovered
Should i conclude that the drive has failed? Or may there be problem in controller or cable, motherbord? This is an PATA drive.
Also when testing for bad blocks, the test stops ~80%, but it doesn't indicate that any bad block is found.
Umm, i checked the ubuntu-drive (which performs good), and those same numbers are high (and growing) for that drive also, but it is connected to SATA controller.