I just recieved 3 64GB SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drives and all three show SMART failures of Reallocated Bad Sectors. I find it hard to believe that all three could be bad at initial use. I use a program on the Mac (SoftRAID) to certify all drives prior to use, including SD cards and USB drives. I’ve never seen a failure until today.
The drives did show succesful certification but exhibit a SMART failure.
Is this a drive issue or a SMART issue or what?