This drive worked great for 6 months and then died, had to repair it with WD drive utility and lost all my data (it was nearly full). I’ve now dusted it back off because I need the extra storage, but not trusting it only fill it with things that are easily replaced (my Steam game library for now). I ran fine for about a week and then started “hiccuping”. The whole computer will freeze every 3 seconds for about a second when the drive is writing. My temps are fine. This problem only happens when the drive is enabled and actively reading/writing. How on Earth does a secondary HDD with only my steam games screw everything else up? This is especially noticeable if I’m listening to music (which makes it intolerable). Drive is also behaving a little slow. I used to be able to fix the problem by running checkdisk, but the issues return after a day or so (regardles of uptime. Kinda weird). I’d rather not spend the 6 hours to fix it every time it fails.
I’m running Win 7, Intel E6600, evga 9800GTX+, corsair 600w supply, asus p5n-d mobo, 3 gigs ddr2, with my main drive (with EVERYTHING ELSE but my steam library on it) is a 320 gig hitachi, which has never given me any problems.
Keep in mind these problems only return when the WD drive is enabled and actively reading/writing.