I bought 3x of these WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 drives less than a year ago. One is my primary data drive with 2 partitions on it. A second is my internal backup drive, and the third is an external backup. Both the primary data and internal backup drives have delvelped bad sectors, which interferes with running backup apps like rsync.
I have RMAd both drive, and as usual, I am very happy and impressed with WDs RMA and customer service. I am wondering if I just got unlucky, or if there are some know issues with this series. I am running windows XP 32-bit, and have everything formatted as NTFS. I Have allot of these drives, so I am wondering if I need to run DLDW on all of them just in case.