In fact it DOES very much sound like a hardware issue.
I’ve never seen this issue affect so many ppl & apparently be ignored by the manufacturer.
I also have this problem, along with so many other ppl if you run searches on Google it’s not funny.
I’m using Win XP Pro SP2 and to add…
The issue happens even in Safe Mode.
The issue happens even on a newly-formatted system
The issue will happen when burning, playing games, surfing the web, recording audio, at ‘rest’ and the list goes on.
It’s even happening to a friend using Linux, so it’s OS-independent and definately a hardware issue with these drives!
Basically, the best thing i can put it down to is the drive cache / Windows Paging file write.
I will never buy another WD Green drive…but if you do, do NOT even consider using one as a boot / root drive as this is were the problems kick off from - as a secondary drive it doesn’t seem to affect things so much.
Sorry i should add, this is a WD5000AADS-00S drive i’m using, my problems only started the minute i made the mistake of using this as a boot drive.
Would be good if WD would actually answer this themselves methinks?