I have a small problem with a brand new WD7500BPKX.
I bought it yesterday to replace a smaller and slower WD3200BPVT in my X230T tablet.
The first thing I did was to hibernate the laptop, turn it upside down, take out the old drive and install the new drive. The X230T doesn’t really accomodate a 9.5mm HDD, it kind-of scrapes the labels off when you install it, but once the HDD goes in, it fits snuggly and doesn’t have any problems like wiggling or anything, altough it requires a pair of rubber pads on the side.
The operation went well, the HDD was recongnized in BIOS and it didn’t produce any unusual sounds or anything; so everything went well. Except it scraped the labels off a bit on both sides which was normal (the old drive has the same issue).
I went on by removing the new brand new HDD, put back the old one, and resumed from hibernate. Downloaded and installed the custom Acronis, set to back-up everything, jacked in the USB-SATA controller and hooked it up to an external PSU. Everything went ok to this point. Acronis asked for a reboot, then started copying everything from the old one to the new one.
After about 1 hours and a half, the new drive started to buzz up and gave up. The progress bar stuck and the cursor froze. I restarted manually, unplugged the drive, and now everytime I hook the new drive to the PSU, it buzzes weirdly, then buzzes again in a different tone 5 more times, then gives up.
I’m using the blue WD3200BPVT of 250GB, just as thick, but it didn’t break or anything, so it still works. And when I installed it, I followed the exact same procedure.
My question now is, did I do anything wrong?
Is there something I can do to get a replacement or anything?
Should I do something or just call it bad luck?
Normally I’d get this back to the store, but doubt they’re going to accept it back now that the labels are scraped.
I’m also attaching some pictures of the new drive, and a video.
You have to turn the volume up to actually hear the buzzing.
Pictures of scraped off labels: