Caviar Green 1TB WD10EARX Problem. Please Help!

Hi everyone!

I bought _WD 1TB Caviar Green WD10EARX in May 2012._The drive ran smoothly in first few days but then started non-responsive behavior. The OS would hang in between and I’d have to reboot manually. After reboot, the hard drive won’t be detected by bios (mostly). SInce it’s been over a month or two facing this problem, I consulted a local technician who suggested me to replace the SMPS of my box. I did it yesterday. The system seemingly ok, I performed Diagnostic test using WD utility last night and few minutes back also. It reported the same

"Test Error Code   06-Quick Test on drive 2 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 102 (Unknown Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 2!"

[Check the snapshot below]

I need a suggestion from you guys, should I put up a case for RMA?? Please Help. Thank you.

PC Configuration:

  • Intel Core2Quad 6600 2.4 GHz Processor
  • Intel DG33FB Motherboard
  • NVIDIA 8600GT 512 MB DDR2 Graphics Card
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM

Yup, sounds like a faulty drive, create the RMA to replace it.


replace the drive dude