I bought a 1.5 WD hard drive earlier this year and I reinstalled my OS only to find my PC would stall on cache problems. I assumed this was down to RAM, so I did memtest, no problems.
After about 3 reinstalls, I decided to just install windows on my 500gb hard drive. Since then I've had no problems.
I've ran MHDD on the 1.5tb to check if there was any problems and after 1hr30 I stopped because nothing was over 150ms.
I can't decide what my next step is. Do I return the 1.5tb? Is there enough evidence to suggest there is a problem?
On my 500gb I have results over 150ms but still there are no problems with it. So that leads me to suggest there is something else wrong with the 1.5tb.
Hope you can help with this annoying problem..
Answer by ChuckysChild · Jul 30, 2011 at 11:29 AM
hdd's have an average of 3 years on their warranty(it is a western digital so it is 3 years). with that said first if you can test it on another comp i would. if it still does not work then it has to be the drive.
Answer by Jeff Beyl · Aug 04, 2011 at 07:14 PM
The thing is that you have ran test on everything else that could cause this problem. If it is the WD hard drive then return it. If you think you do not have any evidence to say it is the hard drive. Then Google the actual hard drive model and see anyone else has had the same problem with that actual hard drive.