I have dual core 8GB memory Dell laptop on Windows 7.
I bought the WD Element 2TB drive from a very large online retailer. I also ordered a small trash can at the same time. They sent both in the same box (large) and there was NO packing material to keep anything from bouncing around. I knew something was wrong when I picked up the box and heard the hard drive moving. I took a picture of it, and figured I’d give it a go.
The drive seems to accept files okay, but my video files couldn’t be read (I know its not the software, videos are okay on the C: drive. I tested the drive with the WD Data Lifeguard software. The quick test passed in 3-4 minutes, but the extended test took 18 hours 34 minutes. I have another 2TB drive that passes tests in 4 hours. Both the quick and extended tests came back clean.
I tried running HDTune, and according to my unscientific calculations, it would have taken about the same time to complete.
I’m really getting antsy about this thing failing or having a short lifespan, even though the tests were okay. Has anyone ever done the extended test on a 2TB drive that takes this long? Thanks