How is the probability to get a broken replacement device? I'm a bit confused here...
I bought a PiDrive 1 TB (Model WDLB034RNN) which worked fine for a month with my Raspi 3.
Then I decided to buy a NAS for the data and just use the PiDrive as external backup drive for the NAS.
The drive worked properly under Windows 10 with NTFS format for about two weeks and then I got
warnings about a "fatal hardware error" under Windows 10. I decided to return the device (RMA [Deleted]).
Now I got an replacement device (model WD10JMVW-11AJGS4, SN [Deleted]) which has right
from the start these problems. I try to format it with the Windows Disk Manager, but it gets errors.
When I try to test it with Western Digital Tools it shows up, but has 0 byte size and gets errors.
Under Linux the "dmesg" output says that the device is faulty. It's recognized as WD drive.
Sending it in costs 10 dollars every time and before I sent my replacement device in another time
which may be okay and just used the wrong way I wanted to ask how to set up this blank replacement
device the correct way.
I got five other Western Digital Passport USB 3.0 drives I connect regulary on the same port which
all work fine. So I don't think it's my computer. The PiDrive also fails with the same errors on a friends computer. I used several cable combinations - the original PiDrive cable and the cables from my passport device.