i just bought a new Black 1.5tb , WD data life guard says to many bad sectors detected and failed.
i am now writing zeros to completely format the drive and shall try again.
The drive seems to be quite warm to the touch. compared to other WD drives.
could jumiping pin 5 and 6, limiting the drive to 3Gbps help? My board is quite old (sata2)
or maybe this be an RMA job?
thanks for your help. :_)