we do a lot the same… my board is squeeky clean too.
when this problem started for me more than once it was after cleaning my pc
in other words after i was screwing with cables and cleaning the mobo etc.
my Maxtor drive is old but i noticed the problem a LONG time ago and changed the cable.
And the value you mentioned did not increase for me for a very long time… since then
i had cleaned the pc many times and changed cables… Then it happened again
and i noticed it stopped again after getting rid of the rounded cables i have…
They are not very durable lol
I hope you understand what the other guy and I were trying to tell you.
The value in C7 is a log value and will never decrease. for the rest of the drives
life it will remain at that value (or higher) Also i didn’t mean to be condescending at all
about th ecables comments being cheaper its just that if you roll the dice you never know
what your going to get… I just RMA’d the drive model in my user name and
i received the exact same drive you have in replacement from WD “recertified”.
My point is that i have done a lot of digging on the green and black drives and if you
also look around here you will find people HAVE received replacement drives that were
bad also and they had to RMA the RMA drive. Google for the drive on Newegg for example
and read teh feedback pages on this exact drive. thats what i did when i knew what i was getting back.
I would advise anyone to avoid doing an RMA as much as possible unless confident its bad.
And this has nothing to do with WD i would say the same about any computer parts company.
So every picture you posted shows the same C7 value. To me i see evidence of a transfer error
most likely from a sketchy cable connection *at some point. I wouldn’t care if it was me unless
the value 15923 got any higher. and you said it has already but i don’t see it in your pictures etc
and you *may have already fixed the problem if you already reconnected the cables etc ?
Of course my opinion only, but i would hold off if i were you. consider that if it really is a connection issue
and you do an RMA then you will have a new drive with the same problems.