I bought a WD drive last year, had it 6 months before it quit working. I just decided to toss it (got it on sale). Earlier this year, I purchased another WD drive and again, it failed, but in only 2 months. This one I RMA’d and received a WD black FALS drive. Well, it seems that this one is going to give me problems after only 3 months. The drive will be listed in “my computer” and then when I’m going something, whatever I’m doing, seems to lock up, then when I look, the WD is no longer there.
The Diagnostics program is no help either. I keep getting an error code that is not listed and gives no explanation what is going on. The Quick test doesn’t work, fails, giving me yet another code that isn’t listed. I really don’t want to go through the whole RMA garbage again, just to get another drive that doesn’t work (even if that is possible - can you RMA twice like that? Humm)
The quick test gives me the error:
06-Quick Test on drive 2 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 2!
the extended test:
- and that is all.
Any suggestions would be welcome. Thank you in advance
(I own a Western Digital 850 megabyte drive (yes, MB) that still works. So what happened to the WD quality?)