Originally posted by jcortes
and what are the problems you didnt even say what the problem with the drive is.
Drive came with no drivers, only a piece of paper. Physically installed it, BIOS detected it, looked fine in windows, created 3 partitions: 60, 90 & 100 GB. Formatting only worked (using Disk Management) on the first partition, stalled on second and third.
Started to transfer files to new HD (using it for music & vid storage). Once files were transferred to new HD, when I tried to retrieve them with my ITunes updater, received CRC error. They play fine if I just open them from new HD. Got concerned, started to bring the files back to old HD before reformat, same thing - CRC error. Wasn't too many, so I left them on when I reformatted. Did quick format this time, because full format stalled.
Got WD's disc drive tools (Data Lifeguard or something). They are gay. It said it would take, like 90 hours to check the drive for errors. Cool. Forget it.
Put a few files on new HD again, started converting vid's and saving them on new HD because old HD is almost full. The converted DVD files would save on new HD, but can't get them back off. Also, changed limewire to download onto new HD, but when files complete downloading it says "Disk Error" and they don't save. They just go away.
Right now, new HD is unplugged.