I have a WD10EALX-559BAO ATA hard drive that came with my new Sony VAIO PC 2 months ago.
I have been experiencing spurious events that troubleshooting tools suggested were related to the hard drive.
I downloaded the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows tool & according to SMART my primary drive was fine (all green pass checks). However, when I ran diagnostics, it failed on the primary (D1) after about 30 sec. D2 passed with no problems.
I contacted Support with the diagnostics report & was told that based on the results the hard drive had failed & needs to be replaced.
My question is if the drive is in failure state how can I use it on a daily basis?