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Registered: ‎12-24-2010

WD Elements cable test read diagnostics sector error

I have a new 2TB WD Elements and want to run a full test but I'm getting the following error:


Cable Test ::: Read Diagnostics error!


That's it, no error code or anything else. The drive is new. I fully formated previously with windows but never got the results dialogue. Windows recognizes the drive,  I can copy and read files, but I want to run a extended test to see if it has any bad sectors!




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Posts: 1,286
Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: WD Elements cable test read diagnostics sector error

Try a new USB cable and run the test again, if you get the same error, replace the drive.

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