Raptor WD74GD-00FLC0 dying?


#1

Hi =)

I had my raptor hard disk for about 4 years now. It has been running great until the last couple of months. Im getting random freezes. Sometimes it takes 10mins to get in windows and 20 mins to be able to do anything before it reacts.

I can use my computer maybe some weeks without any issues and randomly one day when I turn it on all hell breaks lose with very long random freezes and sometimes small freezes.

I tried testing it with WD Data lifeguards Diagnostic and HD Tune Pro. Here are some screenshots:

http://img812.imageshack.us/i/raptortest2.jpg/  <— it passed quicktest but not Extended test.

http://img24.imageshack.us/i/raptortest1.jpg/ <— alot of bad signs here

removed serial number from screnshots since i dont know if it can be abused somehow.

anyway is my raptor dying on me ?

edit: happening everyday now…takes about 30mins before i can start do anything in windows. It also fails at starting some windows services up that ill have to do it manuelly.


Is it safe to RMA my raptor with out worrying getting a huge fee for not beeing bad ?


#2

Yes, it is dying on you.  Get all your important data off asap.