My WD5000AADS will hang at while booting into Windows and then seemingly at random during normal operation. The hard drive read light will become solidly lit and computer will not respond for about 1 to 3 minutes. This has happened while browsing the web, in games, and just while idling at the desktop. I have tried reformatting the drive and the problem persists. I have tried installing windows to an alternate and the problem goes away but will reappear when using the problem drive as the boot drive. I have ran all the test on the WD Lifeguard program and the drive passed them all. I should still be under warranty.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
ECS P55H-a mobo
4gb GSkill RAM
nvidia GTX 260 vidcard
WD10EADS for storage (problem persists whether or not this drive is connected)