I have a Seagate Ironwolf 4TB drive that I put inside QNAP NAS.
QNAP identified an issue with the bad sector and I've been thinking to use SeaTools for Windows to check/fix it properly.
The problem is, it's an internal 3.5" SATA drive, thus it does not come with a SATA to USB converter (unlike Seagate Expansion drive).
If I connect it using a generic SATA to USB cable, SeaTools does not show the "fix all" option (as defined here.
If I connect it using an expansion SATA to USB cable (yes, I shucked the Seagate expansion drive a while back), the Ironwolf serial number is showing different on the SeaTools app.
What can I do in this case? It's rather a chicken and egg situation here…
Note: I don't have a desktop machine that I can connect the drive directly too, only a laptop.