WD Black2 - Freeze - Critical Process Died

Hello everybody,

i am using a WD Black2 in a Sony Vaio VPCSA laptop, Operating System is Windows 8.1.

Installation works well, HDD works well, but a few days after it start to freeze.

This i would describe in the following way: It displays a HDD usage of 100% in Task Manager, but also a writing load of close to 0MB/s (zero). When this starts, it take a few seconds, but it seems to increase with every occurence. This happens every minute or so, it is annoying. Finally, it will get completly frozen. Then Windows come up with a blue screen, telling about the cause is CRITICAL PROCESS DIED.

I give it up to google for this, as it always end in genius guys telling you to use Windows 7 instead of Windows 8 or better buy a Mac directly.

The crazy point is, on some days the HDD can be used totally normal, no HDD 100% freeze.

Sometimes after the blue screen, it also don’t boot up and say OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND, then it need several trys and normally start up, but with lot of freeze from the beginning.

Virus scan with Windows Defender as well as Kasperky show no results.

If I use the old HDD of the laptop (a disgusting small and slow TOSHIBA) it works normal, so I doubt it is caused by the laptop?

Thanks for help in advance

Tim

Hello there, welcome to the community.

This behavior seems to be 1 of 2 issues, a faulty driver or corrupted OS.

I would first try scanning the drive with the DLG (WD tool to test drive) that can be found on the following link. http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=2301&lang=en

If that doesn’t show any errors I would then re-install the OS from scratch, not cloning and not using a recovery disk, but a full Windows install.

Test Option: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WDC WD1001X06X-00SJVT0
Unit Serial Number: [Deleted - Trancer]
Firmware Number: 01.01A01
Capacity: 1120.24 GB
SMART Status: PASS
Test Result: PASS
Test Time: 16:34:02, June 07, 2015

there’s the result of the test.

The OS was moved with the Acronis Software, which was delivered together with the drive.

I finally finish this Windows 8.1 set up, which is really pain in the **bleep**, but doesn’t matter.

Now it seemes to work little bit more smoothly.

As long as I just operate on SSD, everything seems to be fine.

But when I acces to HDD part, sometimes the error comes back.

When the error happen again (with blue screen), also the “operating system not found” show up again.

But in 2 of 3 start-ups I can use the drive normally now.

Anybody else have any idea?

Install hard disk sentinel and let us see the state of the hard drive please
Its free to test so no worries

I think you have a bad hard drive portion of the black2

Sorry post deleted due to me asking a completely stupid question!

Apologies!

In message 3 you already can see, that the DLG (WD tool to test drive) test show no error.

I tried your software as well, but shareware version only can do easy test. This was also passed successfully. But it don’t create any report?

The random seek test i also tried out. The HDD “freezes” again. 2 minutes after the test, it catched blue screen again…

Now I want to upload a picture of the random seek test and also the Sentinel Disk report, but uploading files here have no button and uploading pictures always block the “insert image” button? How to activate it?

I found it…

just connect my VPN to a country with less internet restrictions, and i can upload pictures. Crazy…

but still no options for *.txt files, so i add the report in another post.

– General Information –

Application Information

Installed Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hard Disk Sentinel 4.50
Registered To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unregistered version, please register.
Current Date And Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.06.2015 01:03:13
Health Calculation Method . . . . . . . . . . . : Analyse data field (default)

Computer Information

Computer Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : VAIO
User Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : USER
Computer Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mobile
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 127.0.0.1
MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 88-53-2E-68-5C-18
System Uptime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 0 days, 0 hours, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
System Up Since . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.06.2015 00:57:24
CPU Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : CPU #1: 4 %, CPU #2: 4 %, CPU #3: 2 %, CPU #4: 6 %
Virtual Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 12203 MB, Used: 1422 MB (12 %)

System Information

Windows Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Windows 8.1 Pro
CPU Type & Speed #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Core™ i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2794 MHz
CPU Type & Speed #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Core™ i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2794 MHz
CPU Type & Speed #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Core™ i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2794 MHz
CPU Type & Speed #4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Core™ i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2794 MHz
BIOS Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Sony - 20111116 InsydeH2O Version HuronRiver.3.61.05.2051R2085H4 InsydeH2O Version HuronRiver.3.61.05.2051R2085H4 InsydeH2O Version HuronRiver.3.61.05.2051R2085H4
Physical Memory Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 7678 MB, Used: 1261 MB (21 %)
Display Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M
Display Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1280 x 720 (32 bit)
Printer #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Fax
Printer #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft XPS Document Writer
Network Controller #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Controller der Familie Realtek PCIe GBE
Network Controller #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Optical Drive #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : E: ELBY CLONEDRIVE / 1.4 (BD, HD DVD, DVD, CD)
Optical Drive #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : K: MAT**bleep**A BD-CMB UJ152 / 1.00 (BD, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, CD-RW)

PCI Device Information

PCI Bus 0; Device 1; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Intel® Core™-Prozessorfamilie - Stammport für PC Express - 0101
PCI Bus 0; Device 2; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel® HD Graphics 3000
PCI Bus 0; Device 22; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel® Management Engine Interface
PCI Bus 0; Device 26; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel® 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C2D
PCI Bus 0; Device 27; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : High Definition Audio Controller
PCI Bus 0; Device 28; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel® 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1C10
PCI Bus 0; Device 28; Function 1 . . . . . . . . : Intel® 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 1C12
PCI Bus 0; Device 28; Function 2 . . . . . . . . : Intel® 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 1C14
PCI Bus 0; Device 28; Function 3 . . . . . . . . : Intel® 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 1C16
PCI Bus 0; Device 29; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel® 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26
PCI Bus 0; Device 31; Function 2 . . . . . . . . : Intel® Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller
PCI Bus 1; Device 0; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M
PCI Bus 2; Device 0; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
PCI Bus 3; Device 0; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIE CardReader
PCI Bus 4; Device 0; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : %1 USB 3.0 eXtensible-Hostcontroller - %2 (Microsoft);(Renesas,0096)
PCI Bus 5; Device 0; Function 0 . . . . . . . . : Controller der Familie Realtek PCIe GBE

– Physical Disk Information - Disk: #0: WDC WD1001X06X-00SJVT0 –

Hard Disk Summary

Hard Disk Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 0
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : S-ATA Gen3, 6 Gbps
Disk Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Mobile Express-Chipsatz-SATA-RAID-Controller (RAID) [VEN: 8086, DEV: 282A]
Disk Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Bus Number 0, Target Id 0, LUN 0
Hard Disk Model ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : WDC WD1001X06X-00SJVT0
Firmware Revision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 01.01A01
Hard Disk Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . : WD-(deleted)
SSD Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Toshiba T6UG1XBG
Total Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1068338 MB
Power State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Active
Logical Drive(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : C: [B2\_SSD] D: [B2\_HDD]
Current Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 32 °C
Power On Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 107 days, 11 hours
Estimated Remaining Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . : more than 1000 days
Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : ##################-- 94 % (Excellent)
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : #################### 100 % (Excellent)

6 errors occured during data transfer. This may indicate problem of the device or with data/power cables. It is recommended to examine and replace the cables if possible.
At this point, warranty replacement of the disk is not yet possible, only if the health drops further.
It is recommended to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new problems found will be logged there.
The TRIM feature of the SSD is supported and enabled for optimal performance.
No actions needed.

ATA Information

Hard Disk Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 2170602
Hard Disk Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 16
Hard Disk Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 63
ATA Revision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : ATA8-ACS
Transport Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : SATA Rev 2.6
Total Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 2187966816
Bytes Per Sector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 512
Multiple Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1
Error Correction Bytes . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 0
Unformatted Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1068343 MB
Maximum PIO Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 4
Maximum Multiword DMA Mode . . . . . . . . . . . : 2
Maximum UDMA Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 6 Gbps (5)
Active UDMA Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 6 Gbps (5)
Minimum Multiword DMA Transfer Time . . . . . . : 120 ns
Recommended Multiword DMA Transfer Time . . . . : 120 ns
Minimum PIO Transfer Time Without IORDY . . . . : 120 ns
Minimum PIO Transfer Time With IORDY . . . . . . : 120 ns
ATA Control Byte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Valid
ATA Checksum Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Valid

Acoustic Management Configuration

Acoustic Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Acoustic Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Disabled
Current Acoustic Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Default (00h)
Recommended Acoustic Level . . . . . . . . . . . : Default (00h)

ATA Features

Read Ahead Buffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported, Enabled
DMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Ultra DMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
S.M.A.R.T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Write Cache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Host Protected Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Advanced Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported, Enabled
Advanced Power Management Level . . . . . . . . : Maximum performance and power consumption (254)
Extended Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Power Up In Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
48-Bit LBA Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Device Configuration Overlay . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
IORDY Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Read/Write DMA Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
NOP Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Trusted Computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
64-Bit World Wide ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 0150E64E5A59E187
Streaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Media Card Pass Through . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
General Purpose Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Error Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
CFA Feature Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
CFast Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Long Physical Sectors (1) . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Long Logical Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Write-Read-Verify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
NV Cache Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
NV Cache Power Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
NV Cache Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Free-fall Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Free-fall Control Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Nominal Media Rotation Rate . . . . . . . . . . : Non-rotating Media (SSD)

SSD Features

Data Set Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
TRIM Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Deterministic Read After TRIM . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Operating System TRIM Function . . . . . . . . . : Supported, Enabled

S.M.A.R.T. Details

Off-line Data Collection Status . . . . . . . . : Never Started
Self Test Execution Status . . . . . . . . . . . : Successfully Completed
Total Time To Complete Off-line Data Collection : 32 seconds
Execute Off-line Immediate . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Abort/restart Off-line By Host . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Off-line Read Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Short Self-test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Extended Self-test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Conveyance Self-test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Selective Self-Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Save Data Before/After Power Saving Mode . . . . : Supported
Enable/Disable Attribute Autosave . . . . . . . : Supported
Error Logging Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Short Self-test Estimated Time . . . . . . . . . : 1 minutes
Extended Self-test Estimated Time . . . . . . . : 1 minutes
Last Short Self-test Result . . . . . . . . . . : Successfully Completed
Last Short Self-test Date . . . . . . . . . . . : 23.06.2015 14:01:11
Last Short Self-test Duration . . . . . . . . . : 1 minutes
Last Extended Self-test Result . . . . . . . . . : Never Started
Last Extended Self-test Date . . . . . . . . . . : Never Started

Security Mode

Security Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Security Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Security Erase Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 2 minutes
Security Enhanced Erase Feature . . . . . . . . : Supported
Security Enhanced Erase Time . . . . . . . . . . : 2 minutes
Security Enabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : No
Security Locked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : No
Security Frozen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Security Counter Expired . . . . . . . . . . . . : No
Security Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : High

Serial ATA Features

S-ATA Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
S-ATA I Signaling Speed (1.5 Gps) . . . . . . . : Supported
S-ATA II Signaling Speed (3 Gps) . . . . . . . . : Supported
S-ATA Gen3 Signaling Speed (6 Gps) . . . . . . . : Supported
Receipt Of Power Management Requests From Host . : Supported
PHY Event Counters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Non-Zero Buffer Offsets In DMA Setup FIS . . . . : Not supported
DMA Setup Auto-Activate Optimization . . . . . . : Supported, Disabled
Device Initiating Interface Power Management . . : Supported, Enabled
In-Order Data Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Asynchronous Notification . . . . . . . . . . . : Not supported
Software Settings Preservation . . . . . . . . . : Supported, Enabled
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) . . . . . . . . . . : Supported
Queue Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 32

S.M.A.R.T.

No. Attribute Thre… Value Worst Data Status Flags
1 Read Error Rate 0 100 100 000000000000 OK (Always passing) Error-Rate, Statistical
2 Throughput Performance 50 100 100 000000000000 OK Performance, Critical
3 Spin Up Time 50 100 100 000000000000 OK Performance, Statistical, Critical
5 Reallocated Sectors Co… 50 100 100 000000000000 OK Event Count, Statistical, Critical
7 Seek Error Rate 50 100 100 000000000000 OK Error-Rate, Statistical, Critical
8 Seek Time Performance 50 100 100 000000000000 OK Performance, Critical
9 Power On Time Count 0 100 100 000000000A13 OK (Always passing) Event Count, Statistical
10 Spin Retry Count 50 100 100 000000000000 OK Event Count, Statistical, Critical
12 Drive Power Cycle Count 0 100 100 000000000050 OK (Always passing) Event Count, Statistical
167 Vendor-specific 0 100 100 000000000000 OK (Always passing) Self Preserving, Statistical
168 SATA PHY Error Count 0 100 100 000000000006 OK (Always passing) Event Count, Statistical
169 Vendor-specific 10 100 100 000000040001 OK Event Count, Statistical, Critical
170 Bad Block Count 10 100 100 000000000000 OK Event Count, Statistical, Critical
173 Erase Count 0 198 198 000200300011 OK (Always passing) Event Count, Statistical
175 Bad Cluster Table Coun… 10 100 100 000000000000 OK Event Count, Statistical, Critical
192 Unexpected Power Loss … 0 100 100 000000000026 OK (Always passing) Event Count, Statistical
194 Disk Temperature 30 68 68 0028001B0020 OK Self Preserving, Statistical
197 Current Pending Sector… 0 100 100 000000000000 OK (Always passing) Event Count, Statistical
240 Vendor-specific 50 100 100 000000000000 OK Event Count, Statistical, Critical

Transfer Rate Information

Total Data Read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 427 MB, 3.315 MB since installation (23.06.2015)
Total Data Write . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 39 MB, 1.567 MB since installation
Average Reads Per Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 3.315,00 MB
Average Writes Per Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1.567,00 MB
Current Transfer Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 18 KB/s
Maximum Transfer Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 70234 KB/s
Current Read Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 0 KB/s
Current Write Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 18 KB/s
Current Disk Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 6 %

– Partition Information –

Logical Drive Total Space Free Space Free Space Used Space
C: B2_SSD (Disk: #0) 111,4 GB 63,1 GB 57 % ########------------
D: B2_HDD (Disk: #0) 931,5 GB 530,9 GB 57 % ########------------

I just saw that the last screenshot was cropped, here is a full one!

Hope this helps the WD team. I had 3 drives die like this. Win8 has a bug that keeps the defrag scheduled task running. I found it recently while using my old normal HDD, and after deleting that task much of the thrashing went away. I’m tempted to try again on my 4th WDBlack2