I recently bought a WD Scorpio Blue 1TB internal laptop hard drive. (And by recent I mean last Thursday). I placed the drive in my ASUS laptop straight away to avoid damage, and installed Windows 7 a short time later. It worked for a few hours, and then the drive no longer allowed me to boot from it. I’ve reformatted the drive, using a low-level format and the drive is still acting up. More often than not, the laptop will not detect the drive. I can install Windows on it but it always blusecreens. When removing the drive from the laptop and using a sata to usb adaptor, the drive is detected by my other laptop from within Windows, and yet I can’t use it as a bootable drive. Is there any way to fix this issue? I don’t like spending $138 NZD on a Hard Drive I can’t use.
Oh, the drive is an Advanced Format Drive, if that helps.
EDIT: A friend has said that WD Hard Drives are incompatible with ASUS laptops. Is this a possibility?
I had it it working for a while so I think the chances of incompatibility are slim. But I thought I would ask anyway.