WD Blue 3D 500gb - install as 2nd drive - Windows 10 - ASRock B450-HVD r4.0


I have a newly built PC. Windows 10 1809 (build 17763.503)
ASRock B450M-HDV R4 (BIOS v2.30 using latest Allin one driver pack)
Ryzen 5 1600
Sapphire RX570 4gb
16gb G.Skill Fortis RAM
beQuiet 500W 80+ bronze

I have an NVMe boot drive (Corsair MP500 Gen 3) M.2
I purchased the WD 3D 500gb as my data drive, I connected it up and booted into Windows 10. I opened Disk Management which told me about the new disk, I used GPT, created the partition, and then attempted to format the partition. At which point windows began logging disk errors in the event log: Event Id 153 “The IO operation at logical block address xxxxxx for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\00000031) was retried.”

The SATA cable came new with the MB, the only item that isn’t brand new is the RX570. If I use the same cables and connect an old 2.5" mechanical hard drive it works without issue. Am I missing something? I checked and I didn’t see any special steps required for this SSD.

Here is the kicker, I connected it up afterward to a USB 2.0 external SATA enclosure, plugged it in and Windows stated it needed to format the drive before it could use it. I let it and it went off without a hitch :thinking:

Any idea what would cause something like this to happen?

Thank you