I’ve just bought a new WD 500GB Caviar Blue (WD000AAKS) HD and tried to clone my boot drive to it using Acronis True Image WD Edition however each time I’ve tried it has failed because midway it couldn’t write to a particular block on the destination drive. When I chose to ‘ignore’ it would carry on and then fail to write to the next block, and so on…
I ran Chkdsk in WinXP but after completing the test it doesn’t report any results or display any message so I don’t know if it finds any fault with the drive or not.
I then downloaded Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows and ran the Extended Test, and it passed. I then ran the Quick test, just for kicks, and it failed! I ran it again and it failed again. I then ran the Extended Test again and it passed again. I ran the Quick test one more time and this time it passed. I’m running it again now, but even though it estimates it should take 5 minutes it’s already been over 1 hour and hasn’t progressed more than half way.
What’s going on? Is this drive OK? The tests all seem to report different things, but the fact is I can’t seem to clone my boot drive to it.
Thanks for any advice.