I have WD20EARX drive that get missing when formating.
When I first put drive in my PC it was formating fine. But when attempting to copy files on the drive, the transfer lasted a few seconds before transfer stalls and then drive is missing from ‘My Computer’. After restart drive is back but the same problem back too.
I’ve tried almost all(different cables, different partition sizes, different sata ports, and tested the drive for faults whit Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows ) - it not helped. All drivers is up to date.
Then I reinstall my OS by cleaning my OS drive. Now I can’t even format my drive. But still Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows shows - drive is OK All others drives working perfecly
|And what I get after failed formatting:|
|Test Option:||QUICK TEST|
|Model Number:||WDC WD20 EARX-00PASB0|
|Unit Serial Number:|
|SMART Status:||Not Available|
|Test Error Code:||08-Too many bad sectors detected.|
|Test Time:||18:23:35, September 23, 2011|
My PC specs:
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+
Proc: AMD Athlon II X3 460 3.4GHz
Video: Sparkle 440GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR3
RAM: Kingston 2 x 2GB
HDD: 320GB Samsung HD321KJ - My OS drive
500GB Samsung HD501LJ
750GB Samsung HD753LJ
1000GB Seagate Baracuda ST31000528AS
2000GB Western Digital WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 - problem drive
So, what to do? Ask to replace drive?