I hope my English is not as bad as I think (I’m from Austria) but considering how hopeless I am I’ll give it a shot:
About half a year ago I purchased a Caviar Black 1 TB FAEX. It runs along a Samsung HD (one year old) under Windows 7 Ultimate. My MoBo is a P5Q Deluxe, No-Name Power Supply (420 Watts I think, but definitely not under 400), Radeon HD 4850.
I had to return the first WD-HD after about 2 weeks. Windows made troubles (bluescreens etc.) and after checking the HDs there were bad sectors on my WD.
To make a long story short the same thing happened with my replacement drive… and then again with the next replacement drive!!
Hard Disk Sentinel tells me now, that my third WD Caviar Black has (after 3 weeks) a ftiness of 45 %, with 0,5 % damaged blocks.
Windows doesnt boot properly, it takes 4 minutes (until some startup programs time out). Windows event manager tells me that in the past 24 hours there were more than 300 errors accessing the hard drive…
And my other HD, the Samsung, has not a single error after 1 Year!!
Short and long drive thest under the WD-tool fail. Repairing the found bad blocks fails either.
I already changed cables before, checked power supply, tried different socket für the SATA-cable. What else could be the problem? Please help, I’m absoulutely desperate, installed Win about 8 times in the last 4 months and spent about 20 hours on trying to get this thing to work