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post #1 of 9
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Last week, I RMA'd my WD Black 750GB because of errors in the Current Pending Sector Count. Today I loaded Crystal Disk Info and my WD Green 750GB is showing errors in the same area. I wasn't last week..... What is causing these drives to start to fail? Could my overclock be causing this?653

I am starting to doubt Western Digitals quality control...... My black drive was about a year old and this green drive is only 7-8 months old....
post #2 of 9
I don't know what is causing these problems ,but I have to same exact drive and it got the same problem and I also had to RMA so I just sold the drive. I have had very good experiences with Hitachi and Seagate drives.
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I don't know what is causing these problems ,but I have to same exact drive and it got the same problem and I also had to RMA so I just sold the drive. I have had very good experiences with Hitachi and Seagate drives.

From the drives I've owned, a Seagate 7200.10 and an old Hitachi Deathstar IDE, both are still in use. I've stopped looking Seagate the past year because of so many bad reviews on newegg. Hitachi I haven't looked at in forever...

There has to be something causing these errors, to have both drives fail within a week would just be to big of a coincidence for me. My biggest worry now is I have this new Black drive and I dont need to have to RMA it in 5-6 months.
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maybe a voltage spike to one of the SATA ports? try using it in another one?
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Current pending sector:
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Count of "unstable" sectors (waiting to be remapped, because of read errors). If an unstable sector is subsequently read successfully, this value is decreased and the sector is not remapped. Read errors on a sector will not remap the sector (since it might be readable later); instead, the drive firmware remembers that the sector needs to be remapped, and remaps it the next time it's written.

If you zero write the drive (lose all data), current pending sector errors should go away.
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Current pending sector:
Quote:
Count of "unstable" sectors (waiting to be remapped, because of read errors). If an unstable sector is subsequently read successfully, this value is decreased and the sector is not remapped. Read errors on a sector will not remap the sector (since it might be readable later); instead, the drive firmware remembers that the sector needs to be remapped, and remaps it the next time it's written.
If you zero write the drive (lose all data), current pending sector errors should go away.

But what is causing the issue?
post #7 of 9
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The green drive fails WD Lifeguard Diagnostics test, to me that means RMA.
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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post

maybe a voltage spike to one of the SATA ports? try using it in another one?

What would be the cause of such a thing? never heard of it.
post #9 of 9
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Well WD tool said that the drive has recoverable errors. gonna scan to fix, then backup and DBAN the drive. I really am not up for doing another RMA this week....
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