Thank you for your response.
I’m not sure if you work for G Tech/WD or are just trying to lend a hand. Thank you for your effort nonetheless.
All of what you listed and items from the link you sent were already addressed and tried.
We now stand at 4 bad drives, 2 of which didn’t have more than 40 hours on them. To say we are disappointed with G drives would the understatement of the year. We have lost all confidence in our G drives and we have 8 of them. All with very important data and since we were using other G Drives to back our G Drives up, some of the data might be gone forever.
At this point I believe either the electronics in the back of the G Drive or the Windows formatting software is behind the issues we are having. I have opened one of the failed drives up (it actually failed twice after a reformatting) and directly installed it into my tower to test the actual HDD (yes I know I have voided the warranty on that particular G drive). I formatted it with Windows so we will see what happens.
With that being said, as the person in our office that is responsible for ordering I won’t be ordering other G drives and upon discovering there is a WD Ultrastar inside, I question my long standing confidence in WD.
Thanks again for your input!