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post #1 of 17
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Got my new build done wednesday, sig rig. 1tb caviar was just gonna be used for storage. I put maybe 35 pictures on it, went to put some more pictures on it tonight and its not showing up in my computer or in bios. I switched it with were the ssd drive(hot swap bay) is to eliminate the plug itself...only other reason is...completely dead...do they just quit working like that?
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post #2 of 17
Actually they're one of the most reliable brands/models on the consumer market.
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Must of been a defective unit!

Very rare with western digital.

When you first buy a drive i check it for dead sectors, if it has alot i'll RMA it instantly.

Western digital will set you up with a RMA.
post #4 of 17
Hmm try using different sata cable ?? check power cable?( doesnt sound normal to me!) I have had really good luck with wd-black-drives
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I checked everything, it has to be the drive. Not a big deal. I read they were the most reliable which is why i got it. There is always gonna be a few that fail. I just filed the RMA online with newegg and got an email approval. Gonna ship it off tomorrow morning.
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I checked everything, it has to be the drive. Not a big deal. I read they were the most reliable which is why i got it. There is always gonna be a few that fail. I just filed the RMA online with newegg and got an email approval. Gonna ship it off tomorrow morning.
Okay.

Good luck man.
post #7 of 17
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Okay.

Good luck man.
Thanks! Im thinking maybe ill swap it out for two 500's and have one be a backup for the other.
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Thanks! Im thinking maybe ill swap it out for two 500's and have one be a backup for the other.
It's very much not a common issue. 99.999% chance says the next hard drive is flawless.
post #9 of 17
Most of the problems with HDD's come from shipping companies and their rough handling of boxes. Desktop drives are much more subject to shock damage than their laptop variants are (due to the design parameters, they are better able to absorb shock).

That said, there are just simple cases of bad units making it through quality control. No matter the manufacturer (though, some are not so careful during QC), it's just a fact of life. Sorry for you luck, hopefully you'll have better on your replacement.
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post #10 of 17
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Thanks guys, One question. Just using the stock program to test new drives when you get them?
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