Mountain View, CA
reply to Subaru
Re: [hard drive] WD Caviar Blue failure rates? Please provide a screen shot of the Health tab after the Error Scan you ran.
There are known problems where HD Tune Pro will start spitting out craploads of supposed errors even though there are none. I've seen this happen as a result of Windows dropping devices off the bus as well.
I would also like to see a screen shot of the Health tab taken after you run a another Error Scan (and only if it experiences the error conditions shown similar to that of the your previous screenshot). This gives me before-and-after shots to compare.
All that said -- based on the Health tab of your first screenshot, your drive is in perfect condition, but I need to see the output post-Error-Scan.
Finally, there is no "high failure rate" seen with WD Caviar Blue drives. The Subject line in question is speculative at best, and very implicative without substantiated evidence (i.e. it implies "problems with a series of drives" without a sufficiently large sample of drives to prove that). Not raggin' on ya or anything, just saying it comes off/reads that way.
Making life hard for others since 1977.
I speak for myself and not my employer/affiliates of my employer.
It did it witht he WD tools program as well, it's like random.. it will happen then the drive will show up again.
I haven't been able to complete a whole error scan in both HD tune or the WD tools program without it dropping off the bus and giving me errors.
Mountain View, CA
Please just do what I asked if you could; don't bother with WD's utilities. There's logic in what I've requested.
Well I can try again.. I would prefer to test the drive in the system but the drive for some reason does not show up..
I had an issue on a samsung drive that went out.. very picky.. new drive from Amazon is here as well.