I’m trying to run tests on a new drive, but the extended self-test keeps aborting after about an hour (twice now). It claims the test was manually aborted, but I swear I didn’t touch it!
The drive is in a HDD dock, connected by USB3 to my computer’s front USB port. I hope it’s not something stupid like USB powersaving.
I’ve also been doing an extended self-test on another drive (it’s a dual-slot HDD dock), and that one is still going:
Both drives tend to spin down, but the second one spins up again multiple times. I don’t know if that’s a normal part of the test or not.
One difference is the first/aborting drive is not formatted, has no filesystem or volume label, and thus isn’t mounted. Wonder if that makes any difference.