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  1. I bought an 8TB WD easystore external HD which has (and yes pretty much everyone knows this) a red drive EFAX (WDC WD80EFAX-68LHPN0). I ran the short and extended tests on HD sentinel and everything was fine. Now when i left it attached to my server which has stablebit scanner, i received an email stating" One or more disks are damaged and have data on them that is unreadable: WD easystore 25FB USB Device - 344 KB unreadable (688 sectors) - The rest of the disk is still being scanned Model: WDC WD80EFAX-68LHPN0" When i look at the sectors it is the very first block part of it is which is unreadable (Red color block). I did a file scan and that was normal. EDIT: The rest of the drive on the surface scan checked out completely normal. Given that i didnt find something with HD sentinel, is this potentially a false alarm especially given its the first block? I vaguely remember having a similar issue nearly 9 months back on another external drive and it turned out a false alarm. There was something about using a beta rather than stable version of scanner. I am running currently beta. I forget what the return policy for BB is and if this is a real issue, id rather return it now than have to setup a warranty with HD. thank you
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