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I already have a acronis image of it.

This is VERY disappointing though. Christmas 2009 I bought a 750GB Black for my desktop, it failed in 2 months, Christmas 2010 I bought this 320GB Black and it has failed after 10 months
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post #12 of 16
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Is this normal?







WOW, just froze trying to close HDtune
Edited by Infinitegrim - 10/13/11 at 2:40pm
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Infinitegrim View Post
I already have a acronis image of it.

This is VERY disappointing though. Christmas 2009 I bought a 750GB Black for my desktop, it failed in 2 months, Christmas 2010 I bought this 320GB Black and it has failed after 10 months
Never had any problems with WD drives here...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/w...isk-for-errors

Make sure to select both "automatically fix file system errors" and "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors."

Report back and let us know what it finds...
Edited by jlells01 - 10/13/11 at 2:56pm
post #14 of 16
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Well I did the checkdisk thing which runs before windows starts up. It took over an hour so I didn't watch it but it seemed like it was doing a lot of stuff. I havent really tested it out but it didn't freeze on me for the 15 minutes I was playing with it.

I then ran the one test on HDTune and it said there is 3 damaged "blocks" around the 2100MB position
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post #15 of 16
an hour? yes..your hard drive is failing..i like the western digitals..sorry you're having bad luck with them..i'd recommend 1 tb black..but..i'm using 500gb blues..had one "fail" recently..cuz i dropped it
 
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post #16 of 16
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Hmm its been running fine all day, fast as ever. I guess I will contact WD because it will obviously happen again.

Are you saying the larger WD black 2.5" are better? Will they let me upgrade when using the "advanced replacement" process?
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