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Problem with external HD

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I have a WD 2TB external hard drive. Yesterday I started up my computer and it would hang in the desktop. After some trouble shooting it appears my external HD is the culprit. The drive is very slow to appear in Windows explorer and even when it does it isn't accessible. It used to show up as drive "E: Elements" but now it shows up as drive "E: WD 1021". It shows no volume information and if I try to access it directly Windows will lock up. The strange thing is if I unplug it Windows immediately frees itself. I'm hoping it isn't dead, has anyone had a similar issue?
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This sounds like a dead HDD alright.

Contact WD and RMA it. They'll send a replacement.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Gainward 4GB GeForce GTX 770 Phantom 8GB (4x2GB) Patriot G-Series 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB SSD 1TB Samsung F3 Corsair H100i Windows Ultimate 7 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE228H 21.5" 1920 x 1080 Saitek Cyborg V.7 Corsair HX1000W BitFenix Shinobi (Sound-dampened) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair M65 OcUK Mega Mat XXL Logitech F540 Logitech Z313 2.1 Speakers 
OtherOtherOtherOther
BitFenix Hydra Pro LED/Fan Controller Top: 2x 120mm Spectre Pro Blue LED Front: 2x 120mm Spectre Pro Black Rear: 120mm Bitfenix Spectre Black 
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Thrustmaster T.16000M Flightstick 
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