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post #11 of 17
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Yeah so I had to go pick up my lady last night after I posted, well all the tools I downloaded from WD say the drive is fine... that's just bs. It has now gotten to the point that my tower is very clearly shaking when the drive is making these sounds in addition to the sounds getting louder.

Anyways I don't feel like waiting for it fail but I also don't want to rma something that only cost me 30 bucks on sale at the egg, I need recommendations on a good drive that is 500gb and has a nice large cache and is preferably sata III 6gb/sec. Thanks for all the help guys.
Uh, why not? 5$ to ship (if that) via USPS and you get a new drive.
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Well honestly I've heard some really bad things about WD's rma process, and I also didn't want to be without a drive for like two weeks bacause the only other drive I have is an old 80gb 5400rpm seagate ide drive. Hmm.... what to do?
    
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post #13 of 17
I've RMA'd about 5 drives within the past 3 years. Each time no issues whatsoever.

It's very simple, you put in the serial number and a short description of the problem. Send the HDD in and in and you get a drive shipped back to you in around a week or so.

I sent them in 2 raptors and they sent me back velociraptors .
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post #14 of 17
What kind of case do you have? The 3gb vs 6gb wd drives perfomance are nearly identical (look for yourself) the extra cache makes no difference in performance. If you want speed get an ssd and another drive for data.
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Well honestly I've heard some really bad things about WD's rma process, and I also didn't want to be without a drive for like two weeks bacause the only other drive I have is an old 80gb 5400rpm seagate ide drive. Hmm.... what to do?
So, even if you get a new drive that doesn't mean that you shouldn't rma the drive. That's just being wasteful and stupid. When you get it back you would have a drive to backup your data to.
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post #16 of 17
Never had any issues RMAing with WD or Seagate, but that was years ago.
 
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post #17 of 17
Eh? WD RMA is smooth as silk. They even do Advance RMA for free.
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