I would like your help for a WD15EARS I bought because from WD official support I received no answer.
I partitioned and I formatted the disk in Windows Vista SP2 x64 and the drive worked in that system for test purpose for 2 days.
Then I put the drive in my 2nd system which is Windows XP SP3 x86. Windows Disk Management recognized the disk but with RAW format and no data on it even it had about 400GB of data and needed to reformat it.
After I formatted it, I wrote some data on it and put it back in Vista, which saw it without a problem and with data.
I formatted the disk again, I wrote some data and then I put it back in XP.
This time XP saw the disk formatted and with data. Now for more than 3 weeks works in my XP system with no problem but with a very slow transfer speed (especially in file move/copy).
Because I need another 2 x 1.5TB disks also for storage and because I am afraid of that strange behaviour after the first format I don’t know if it would be better to try another disk.
I forgot to tell you that WD Alignment utility either in Vista or XP saw that the disk is aligned and no further alignment was necessary.
I would appreciate your opinion and help.