07-10-2012 04:38 PM - edited 07-10-2012 04:39 PM
Comparing the benchmark .... Between the two drives .... WD is not performing well still .... And now i really am confused ....
07-10-2012 04:54 PM
Wow, that's bad. The only other thing I can think of is maybe some corruption may be slowing it down this bad. Can you back up the files on the drive and do a repartition and format. Then see if that picks up the performance. However, if you do have some corrupted files, you may go back to the bad performance. You could try running Windows error checking and see if it finds something. You can also run WD's DLG Diagnostics and see if there may be some bad sectors. Other than that, I'm out of recommendations.
07-10-2012 05:02 PM - edited 07-10-2012 05:03 PM
I will perform windows error check and also have already used DLG WD Tool .... Results are SMART is PASS and QUICKTEST is PASS now I am running EXTENDED Test result pending .....
Plus I dont have an extra or spare hardisk to backup my data :-(
07-10-2012 05:07 PM
The extended test is what tells you whether you have any bad sectors. The error checking will tell you if there is any issue with the file system, including corruption. Many times it can recover the bad files. It will take some time to run those tests.
07-11-2012 01:09 AM - edited 07-11-2012 03:24 AM
I am maxed out here .... Dont know what to do .... So I called the shop from were I purchased it and as it is underwarranty they are saying to backup my data and bring the WD20EARX they will send it to the company to check it .... So i am backing up as much as possible into a 500gb and 160 gb hard :-(
07-11-2012 09:04 AM
Did you by chance run your virus scan on the drive? But, in any case, sorry I couldn't be of more help. RMA does sound like the next step though.