what exactly am i watching out for the count to grow? do you think it is possible due to improper sata connection? it started making a weird click noise when i installed in my new pc. so idk what exactly happened.Problem is the Reallocated Sector Count, which means the drive has found some bad sectors and reallocated them to good ones from the spare set.
Currently the situation is not critical, but you should watch this count and if it will continue to grow, you should consider drive replacement. You should also perform regular backups in case the drive would fail at some point.
currently doing the seatools diagnostic test.
will update after completion. will this help by any chance?