but to add about my drive i rma’d
i was getting massive errors in the event viewer when those RRER’s were happening
and that was causing the machine to freeze all the time watching a video and it would stall out etc
and benchmarking the drive made it do th exact same thing… and i too had my drive for the same amount of time and it rapidly got worse real fast… the current pending sector count combined with data corruption started spiralling out of control and i lost a fair amount of data… although i’m not sure this guy has detection issues on startup with teh motherboard like i did the whole time.
So my point is the link i posted shows that WD considers that smart value as under warranty as well as others i had problems with and now this guy does too. I also bet his drive is gonna get WAY worse REAL fast.
I didn’t even wanna RMA my drive because i seen how many people went through what this guy is going through now. which is why i waited so long to do something about it… why RMA a drive if your gonna get another bad drive sent to you and does sending in your new retail drive for a refurb sound good ? lol
I be they turn em on and do a quick test (like we do at home basicly) and then go “oh i don’t see a problem” and proceed to give it the next guy who does an RMA.
Oh and i almost forgot my old drive DID get a failure code on DLGDiag for DOS too.
Having a failure rate of drives shipped to customers like what is happening here is simply insane !
That one guy had to get 11 drives to get the 5 he wanted ? Seriously ? And read that link and you will see this has happened a LOT and then read the OTHER hard drive links on newegg …same **bleep**.
when these people RMA their drive they get ANOTHER bad drive too ?
No bloody way ! That is is just mind shatteringly insane !
Imagine if Intel shipped CPU’s with a failure rate that high and then a failure rate of the RMA refurb products too… They would be out of business !
If it wasn’t for the fact the WD’s prices are so cheap and we have little alternatives this company would be big trouble !
I kept looking at feedback before i bought my green drive and figured i had a 50/50 chance of having problems and i was right… but had no choice.
Anyway i had a mod or admin here send me to a user called TechSupport (Sam) and that person helped me really well so i suggest you do that too and tell them your situation etc.
And personally after what you have gone though i think they should send you back 2 drives now just for trouble !
You can only blame the manufacterers is Malaysia or where ever so much before you have to take responsibility for the products you sell.