Hello, I performed the admin's recommended set of tests for a brand new HD (1. short self-test 2. extended self-test 3. write test 4. reinitialize disk surface). The pictures are after the final test using USB 3.0. Would I be correct in assuming that these results are typical of an SMR HD, and that it's safe to use as long as the health remains at 100%? Mine is a 2 TB WD external so there's no doubt that it utilizes SMR.
Also, it's normal to have to initialize the disk afterwards since the final test deletes the partition table, right? Apologies if that's a very basic question, I'm quite new to this!