I run HDD Sentinel and tonight I have had an error come up for my WD5000AAKS. It says the following:
Does this warrant the drive for an RMA?
As you can see the drive has gone from 44% yesterday to 7% today and is showing a critical alert.
I also tried running Western Digitals’ LifeGuard Diagnostics software and upon running the short test, I got the following result:
I googled this error and came to an existing thread found here on the forums: http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop-Portable-Drives/Quick-Test-on-drive-did-not-complete/td-p/334865
"you should use the warranty for your drive… its seems that is developing bad sectors
please install hard disk sentinel and see that particular drive"
I have installed Hard Disk Sentinel as you can see in the first post.
The drive is still in warranty as you can see in the following screenshot:
Can you please advise me whether this drive is possible to be RMA’d?