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So I noticed my drive started locking up frequently, sometimes for only a few seconds, and sometimes long enough to cause a BSOD. I ran HDTune and my results were as follows:

Read Benchmark:
Min: .08 MB/s, Max: 72.6 MB/s, Avg: 41.2 MB/s, Access Time: 9.07ms, Burst: 120.0 MB/s.

Yes. That's .08 MB/s. Lolz

Health (Only listed warnings):
Reallocated Sector Count - Current: 198, Worst: 198, Threshold: 140, Data: 22.
Reallocated Event Count - Current: 178, Worst: 178, Threshold: 0, Data: 22.
Current Pending Sector - Current: 199, Worst: 197, Threshold: 0, Data: 40.
Ultra DMA CRC Error Count - Current: 200, Worst: 253, Threshold 0, Data 47.

Obviously RMA time, right? I called WD and set up an RMA. After reading in this forum about people's luck with RMAing Raptor X's and getting Velociraptors in return, Im keeping my fingers crossed.

(Will update when they list the replacement drive in the RMA status page)
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Velociraptor 150GB, WD Green 1TB + WD Green 2TB Windows 7 64-bit HP 2509b @ 1920x1080 Corsair HX 850 Watt 
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C2D E8400 - 4.38 Ghz EVGA 750i SLI FTW XFX 6950 2GB @ 940/1400 G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 @ 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Velociraptor 150GB, WD Green 1TB + WD Green 2TB Windows 7 64-bit HP 2509b @ 1920x1080 Corsair HX 850 Watt 
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Thermaltake Kandalf LCS 
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Update: WDC sent me another Raptor X 150GB. Guess they had one lying around. Too bad, I was hoping for a Velociraptor, but I can't complain. Getting my 100+ MB/s sustained again, with no giant dips or stoppages, so I'm happy. They even threw in a free shipping label, so my RMA cost was $0... that is, when they undo the hold they put on my credit card for the cross-ship.

I have to hand it to them. This is the second time I've had to RMA a WD hard drive (the first was a 750GB external about 2 years ago), and both times it was hassle-free and I got a rock solid product in return.

This is especially impressive considering they send out refurbs. Many board/VGA companies use refurbs for RMAs as well, but their testing is abysmal (::coughEVGAcough: and you often have to RMA several times to get a stable product. Kudos to WD.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8400 - 4.38 Ghz EVGA 750i SLI FTW XFX 6950 2GB @ 940/1400 G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 @ 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Velociraptor 150GB, WD Green 1TB + WD Green 2TB Windows 7 64-bit HP 2509b @ 1920x1080 Corsair HX 850 Watt 
Case
Thermaltake Kandalf LCS 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8400 - 4.38 Ghz EVGA 750i SLI FTW XFX 6950 2GB @ 940/1400 G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 @ 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Velociraptor 150GB, WD Green 1TB + WD Green 2TB Windows 7 64-bit HP 2509b @ 1920x1080 Corsair HX 850 Watt 
Case
Thermaltake Kandalf LCS 
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