I got an WD5000AAKX - 083CA1 S/N [Deleted - Trancer] DATE: 25 JAN 2012 DCM: HGRNHV2MHB dcx: 60123J6C9
that was working OK for 25 months without any problem, not in operating system event log, nor while runnlng DLDIAG.
all of a sudden, the drive failed, reporting SMART error 0007 while running DOS DLDIAG
Short Test. I managed to salvage some of the data, using HDD RawCopy tool, in a process characterised by a very very slow READ that longed many many houres. I am very much dissapointed with WD Blue, and since I have tens and even hundreds of those Blue drives installed in my customers business workstations, I am also very much worried that other Blue drives will fail too in the same manner, without any prior warning. Is there anybody familiare with this issue? any advice?