Caviar green drives failing


i have two caviar green drives that have both failed in the last month.

Both of these drives are around 3 to 4 years old and have had light use.

I had them in a backup pc that was only used once a week to backup files on my network.

both failed when i tried to format them in windows.

I have used the warranty checker and it claims that both are out of warranty but the dates it shows are incorrect.

1,21,12 and 1,16,13.

i bought these drives in 2012 so how could they be out of warranty before they were 1 year old and why have both drives failed when drives from other manufacturers runnung in the same system bought either at the same time or one of them 2 years before continue to run ok?

Is there a problem with the caviar green drives?



Welcome to the Community.

Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.

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Make that 3 drives now failed… what is going on with these drives???

How are they failing?  Are they still being detected by the BIOS?  I posted a separate topic on this as we’ve had 6 failures in the past 3 days which is unprecented (Caviar Blue).  Ours all are exhibiting a ‘stuck spindle’ failure.

all three are detected by bios, one will not format, the other two will not read and write properly and cause the system to crash if i try to use them. i have given up trying to recover data from them.

very disappointed with these unreliable drives drives

You may want to try buying your WD drives from a completely new vendor. Perhaps the shipper or the store employees themselves are handling the drives a little rough . WD drives should not be failing that often.