Originally Posted by reezin14
When you formatted did you use 4k instead of the default 512K? But it really sounds like it's failing.
When I plugged in the HDD for the first time and powered up the computer I noticed it was making some rather loud whirring noises and I put my hand next to it, it was vibrating quite a bit more than I am used to for a mechanical HDD. Booted up Win7 and it failed to recognize the new device (no popup at the bottom right of the screen). So I went into Disk Management in Windows 7 to find the drive and format it. It did a step by step process with the Formatting Wizard, Simple format, not spanned, using GPD or whatever it is called that they recommend for 2TB+ drives and it started formatting the drive and then at the end it said "Failed to Format.."
Rebooted again and no drive whatsoever. Even if it failed to format it should still show the drive in Disk Management for Win7 or Disc Utility for OSX I would think? In Disc Utility for Mac it just says "Media" without any formatting options. It won't always show it in UEFI BIOS either which I find to be very odd, so with the combination of that and the vibration + noises it is making make my only best guess is that it's a DOA drive.
That is my best guess at it anyways. Could be faulty mechanics in the drive.. My understanding is that the WD Green HDD's should be on the quiet side plus energy efficient.Edited by revlimiter - 9/12/12 at 7:38pm