I bought a caviar green WD15EARX 1TB from an online shopping service Flipkart (in india).
It has roughly been a month since i started using this and during this, i have encountered random freezes 2 or 3 times.
Every time these problems occured, i ran a windows disk check during startup. Disk check repaired some bad sectors everytime i ran it.
Recently, i encountered another one of those freezes. This time i decided to run the data lifeguard diagnostics and chose extended test. It stopped in the middle saying “too many bad sectors” and the test failed.
I dont have a floppy or cd drive so i cannot run cd rom version of DLD.
What should i do now? Is RMA is a good choice at this stage?
and one more thing, if i apply for rma, would i be provided with a brand new drive or some other used and repaired drive?