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Alright, so this in my THIRD western digital black 2tb that I've had, and it's failing after 2-3 months of being replaced. Could someone PLEASE give me any insite on what the heck keeps happening to my wd black's. It's non-sense how I have to pay shipping each time I send one of these peices of craps back, and I'm on the urge of just buying a new drive becuase my experience with these are HORRIBLE. Alright, enough ranting, let me explain myself.


I started off by buying a drive from NCIX. Once I got it home, I checked it's S.M.A.R.T values, and it was bad. So I brought it back the same day and got another one, brought it home, and it lasted me about 4 days before it started failing. So I told myself that maybe the store got a bad batch of drives, so I decided to make use of the 5 year warranty and get a RMA through western digital. So I waiting a week, got the new drive, check the S.M.A.R.T values and everything was good, but once I cloned my hard drive though, I noticed that the CRC error count went from 0 to 659(I assumed it's because my last drive was failing and had over 800).

Here's a screen shot:



Although, that value hasn't gone up since that day. So here we are, 2-3 months after getting a brand new RMA drive, and the errors start coming in Event Viewer AGAIN.

Here's a screen shot(Their are PLENTY more of the same errors):




Alright, now that I've been through everything, could someone explain to me what the hell could possibly be happening to my WD Black's. Non of my other hard drives EVER got these errors, or got the interface crc errors, ONLY the WD Black's have got them.

Also, could someone please tell me what this noise coming from my WD Black is(I know its a overall noisy drive). This noise happens when my PC is not being touched, and just sitting their idling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siFt8DVKG1I

Thanks in advanced to anyone who reads this.
Edited by Excessive Nerve - 8/27/13 at 8:45am
post #2 of 5
CRC Errors are usually due to a bad SATA cable. Sometimes it can be a bad SATA port, I would change out the cable and see if that number changes.
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

CRC Errors are usually due to a bad SATA cable. Sometimes it can be a bad SATA port, I would change out the cable and see if that number changes.

I've changed the cable 4 times, and tried the drive on different ports. As I said above this is the only drive that has ever caused me these errors, my old drives which I had much longer which used the same cable and port never had issues.

Edit, here's the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siFt8DVKG1I
Edited by Excessive Nerve - 8/27/13 at 8:46am
post #4 of 5
Some things to try:
Is the board updated to the current Bios?
Do you have the chipset/AHCI drivers installed from Asus's site for the board?

Ultra PSU's aren't exactly all that great, could be causing the drive to short circuit in and out due to poor cabling or power deliverance. Perhaps try a different one and see if that solves the problem.

Only thing after that I can think of is a bad chipset and you may have to RMA the board.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

Some things to try:
Is the board updated to the current Bios?
Do you have the chipset/AHCI drivers installed from Asus's site for the board?

Ultra PSU's aren't exactly all that great, could be causing the drive to short circuit in and out due to poor cabling or power deliverance. Perhaps try a different one and see if that solves the problem.

Only thing after that I can think of is a bad chipset and you may have to RMA the board.

The thing about those suggestions, the options you said above are more of a 'general' problem. Meaning those issues would cause problems on ANY hard drive, not just the Western Digital Blacks.
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