Originally Posted by Abstract Hero
I'd return it with this much trouble there has to be something wrong with the HDD itself.
That is what I've decided I am going to do. I tried to even hook it up to my laptop. I've got a SATA to USB cable and it detects the HDD and installs all the drivers. I can see it in Disk Manager on my laptop. However when I try to Initiate/Format it an error pops up. I am wrapping it up and sending it back on Monday. I went ahead and ordered another HDD from Best Buy. It is the same one except it isn't the OEM /Bare Drive version. I think the only difference is the Bare Drive doesn't come with the manual and what not. IT was actually a great deal it was only $60.00 with shipping but I went ahead and upgraded the shipping because of past experiences that will sometimes take up to 2 weeks for it to get to me. Still it was only $77 total. So if anyone is in the market for a new HDD I'd check out Best Buy right now. $60 for a WD 1TB Black Caviar HDD seems like an awesome price for a brand new one. And it is the version that comes with manual and all not the OEM.
So hopefully I will end up with two working 1TB HDD's by the end of all this. I just figured by the time I return this darn thing and have them send me one back I'd probably get the one from Best Buy quicker.
I guess for the time being I can just use my computer with just the SSD. I can basically do everything with it. I just won't have a ton of space beyond what I want to have on it program wise. So I will need a HDD eventually. Hopefully it was just a problem with my HDD this whole time. I guess I will find out once my new HDD gets here.
I have never returned anything to Newegg before. Could someone with experience advise me the best way to do this. I kind of think I may have caused part of the problem with the HDD but at the same time I think a lot of it was a problem with the HDD when I got it. I think they will just exchange it. Do I have to call them ahead of time?