Over the past 8 years or so i’ve purchased and run about 10 WD drives and never had an issue…until now. I have a system w/ 4 drives, 2 WD Blacks (System and backup) and 2, 2TB Greens (media and backup). For a few months now my system has been hanging on boot which i tracked down to the component checking, and it turned out that the two green drives were having issues. Ends up that one drive, (2009 build) is totally gone, will not even format completely, and the other (2010 build) had a bunch of bad sectors.
Any thoughts on what would cause two drives to go at the same time? Both were running fine up until about a week ago. A friend thought i could have a faulty sata controller but drives behave the same in another computer.