I do not know what happened, but I suddenly noticed that my new HDD (WD WD10JPLX) has a very high value of the Power off Retract Count attribute in HD Sentinel. The disk was bought in February, only checked and put into a drawer. Then Power off Retract Count was 3.
SMART and short self test from February:
The disk has not been used since then. Just yesterday I put it in my HDD caddy in place of the DVD recorder. The laptop was turned on all day, though it was hardly used. The laptop has been turned off and turned on a few times. Today I saw that Power off Retract Count is 458754 after 29 hours of operation and even little used at that time.
SMART from today:
I have two other identical WD drives (also WD10JPLX) and although they are one year older and used, they have Power off Retract Count value, one around 70 and the other one around 20.
What happened, how can it be explained? Should I worry (this is a new disk for data)? Can I check something to make sure something about it?
Thank you in advance for your help