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Question about Butterfly HDD test??

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  • Question about Butterfly HDD test??

    Hi.First I hope to be in right forum catagory to ask this question and the reason I choosed the Passmark forum for ask is I searched the google for the issue and found a thread in Passmark forum about Butterfly HDD Test and my question is about a software that's not related to Passmark.
    I've tried to test many external HDDs by HDDScan Butterfly Test and some of them failed to pass this kind of test.The drives are WD Mybook 3Tb and WD Mybook 4Tb.I guessed first the issue is related to HDD capacity but after testing a Mybook 6Tb that passed the test,I found that there might be another reason.I know how Butterfly test works by seeking 1 and n-1,2 and n-2 sector and so where n is the last sector.My questions are:
    1-What's the reason or reasons of failure of this test??
    2-Which parameters are related to this test?For exapmle : Speed? Spin up time? or ...?
    3-Is there any SMART value related to this test that could be measured or compared with other drives that pass the test?
    4-Is that a bad sign for health or performance of drive ??

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    Our BurnInTest software has a butterfly test pattern as part of the hard disk test. So we are in a position to answer questions about our own software.
    But if you are using some other 3rd party software, you are better off speaking to the vendor of that software for details of how it works (or doesn't in your case).