|As I stated above, the OEM manufacturer may have installed a hard drive test tool and that may be what you are seeing. |
If you have turned of SMART in the BIOS settings and saved on exit then I don't think SMART is what is notifying you.
Hard drives are manufactured with extra capacity which does not show. When a bad sector is found that sector is automatically marked as bad and one of the spares is used in place. Once you are aware of any bad sectors all the spares may have been already placed in service. This would indicate the drive is on its way out.
Did you test the drive by using the fitness tool from that drive manufacturer and it passed ALL tests?
You may have repaired bad sectors but the drive may be out of specs in some other areas.
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