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SpeedFan's SMART tab or HDD Health?

Reason being is that Speedfan's always been pretty accurate for me and I I noticed that my 2tb WD Green HDD's "Fitness" went from like 94-96% down to 33% and is holding. I'm not sure when this took place. I've had the drive about 8 months or so...

Then, used HDD HEalth today and it;s reporting the drives "health" as 100%.... the Drive seems fine except for some slower transfer times than before... It kind of bounces around. I understand that the WD Green Drives typically run at 5400 unless heavily loaded....(?)

Just wondered if anyone else had any experience with this at all?
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I have been using HDTune and have had no problem with any of my drives.

I usually "torture" test all my new drives by doing all the HDTune tests at least 10 times each. So far no drive has died after passing that test. (besides the one that went up in smoke after the PSU blew)
    
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