I have an unreliable WD 1T internal drive (about two years old,) it works fine for months, then starts to show as, “at risk” in the XP management console and becomes “failed.” After many reboots and fussing I can get it back but it’s too worrisome to trust. It was kept half full of backup data, never a boot drive.
I moved off all the data and did a “quick format.” If I try to full format it, my PC locks every time. Right now, it is empty and shows as “healthy.”
Is there an approprate WD software download to establish if this thing should be discarded?