Ok, here’s the situation. I bought a 1.5 tb black to replace my 1 tb green in my desktop. I have a SSD 120 intel as my OS and programs and all files and everything else on the 1 tb green. Computer specs:
ASUS P5K0E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
6 gbs of ram, 2 - 1 gbs of G Skill DDR2 don’t know the speed offhand and 2 - 2 gbs of G Skill PC2-6400 DDR2
Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 ATX 12V 550W
Samsung 20x DVD-+R DVD burner with lightscribe
Cooler Master RC-690 KKN1-GP black secc/abs atx mid tower
SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit
Windows 7 professional 64 bit
At any rate, this is what I did. I turned off my computer, unplugged it from the back, opened up the computer, added the new hard drive with an open sata port and power port. I booted up the computer and the drive was there. I opened up computer management and added it properly and did a quick format. I went to my computer and it was there reading at 1.5 tb. I was stoked. I started to copy all my d over to the new drive which was labled B at the time. Everything worked and I powered down the computer and unplugged and took out the 1 tb. I booted the computer up and the disk was not readable and it wanted me to format the drive as a 500gb drive! I was like bleep?! So I put back my green 1tb and took out my 1.5 tb and put it in an external and it still read as a 500gb. I brought it to my work and tried to format it and it still only read as a 500gb. I had it rma’d and thought it was a one time deal.
I got my new drive. This time I put it in an external enclosure first. It booted fine and I formated to 1.5 tb. I then copied all my files over to the new drive and rebooted again and everything was fine. I changed the letter from B to D and it was still fine. I then disconnected my green 1tb and turned my computer on and again . . . 1.5 tb gone and it was replaced by a 500gb uninitiated drive . . . again, bleep?! I talked to WD support and then said to do a zero 1 format. I tried, but it failed after 30 minutes. Rma’d again . . .
I got another new drive. This time I put it in my desktop, formated it, copied only 30 gbs of stuff, changed the drive to D, changed my green to E and then rebooted. I was cool, so I shut down the computer, removed the E, which is my green 1tb and then rebooted . . . and yes, it’s Groundhog Day! I am going to rma this thing again, but has anybody in this world ever had or seen this problem?
Just to be clear, I had my paging file on my D (green 1tb), changed it to the new drive and then rebooted until the black 1.5 tb had the paging file on it and the green 1tb was clean. Please for the love of God, help! I will be rma’ing this one last time, but I am truly at a loss of words.