I very recently purchased 2x Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM from Amazon. They were for 2 different PC’s. I installed them both with no problems and both have been working fine until today. I was working on my one PC and got the dreaded blue screen of death! I restarted the PC but over the space of the next 10 minutes or so got the BSOD 3 times. At first I had no idea what was causing it. I decided to turn it off and use my other PC to Google the problem. After a while of using this other PC, this also crashed showing the BSOD! There is no new software on either PC, no new hardware, and the only thing I’ve done to both is install a 500GB Caviar Blue drive in each. I keep my PC’s in perfect working order, regularly doing virus scans, malware scans, and keep them backed up, and have never had the BSOD on either PC before, so I’m almost certain these 2 drives have caused this.
Please can anyone let me know if there are any known issues with these drives and whether there’s anything I can do to stop this happening again. I’ve always had WD drives and have never had a problem previously, but for it to happen to 2 PCs which I’ve installed WD drives to in just over a week is worrying.