Hey everyone! It’s not just for the BLACK WD Hard Drives. As Above, I am lucky and Glad to have found this post. I just got a BLUE 2TB WDBH2D0020H. Have exactly the same problem. The Drive is brand new, My HP computer (almost 10 year old) had the power supply die. I decided to add an additional HD as a second storage drive as my 750GB HD was filling up.
Drive works great on cold start, However, always on reboot after “sleep / hibernating” on Waking up HD is not detected. Only after a Full Restart will it appear. I’m not in need of the storage that you-all have But, also, not as knowledgeable in setting BIOS Etc. I don’t want to go there. HOWEVER, I did download latest BIOS from HP, so that’s up to date and IT did not help.
Specs: HP Pavilion Model: FQ561AA-ABA m9520f
ASUS IQIBL-LB (HP Benicia - GL8E MB
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.5GHz
8.0 GB RAM
64 -bit OS Win 7 Ultimate
Storage: Total 2,750 internal with a Rocketfish USB external
Drive C/D : 750GB
Drive E : CD/DVD Media drive
Drive F : 2 TB new drive
Anyway, for WD, I believe they need to fix this and fix it fast. November to March, 5 months going on six, and very few posts from WD is not acceptable. In my case, since it is just 10 days old, I will be returning mine back to Best Buy and getting a SSD instead.
I would like a bit of assistance in determining the SSD size. Probably a 128GB may work, since program files (with the x86) plus windows folder is about 75GB. Except for price, is there any reason to go to 256 or 512GB over the 128?
One additional question: With this older MOBO, I have an open PCIe 8 slot. should I get a PCIe to MSATA ? from reading many articles, that might be a higher transfer rate than using the direct SATA cable from the MOBO! If I go that direction, I was also thinking of adding the adaptor board with addition SATA and USB3 for external I/O as the current system only has USB2.
Thanks for help!