[QUOTE=getit29;2562258]I do believe the drive is dying a slow and painful death by the looks of the benchmark test
and it will not complete the WD Quick test glad it is still under warranty and luckly I have a
brand new one on the way as I type this that I bought last night.
Hmmmm… maybe it could just be a bad SATA cable but it is a brand new cable so I’m
inclined to think it is the drive dying maybe it is RMA time.
Here is the HD Tune benchmark test and the WD quick test result as you can see it never does
finish the quick test I let it set there for 18 minutes and it is only supposed to take around 2 or
so minutes to run it and on my WD 1TB it finishes in 1 minute and 59 seconds.[/QUOTE]
ALWAYS try another cable first.
there’s a saying among repair techs in most industries:
“New” does not necissarily equal “Known Good”
I see defective new stuff all the time.