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WD RMA Question

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November 23, 2011 6:05:12 AM

So my WD hard drive recently appeared to fail and i RMA'd it with WD doing the advanced option. However, upon recieving the new drive i decided to see if i could get anything off my old drive before i shipped it off. It would not read it so i decided to reformat the "dead" drive.

Now the "dead" drive is alive and seems to be working well and in fact I can even read files from the drive before it crashed and reformatted. Do you think that WD RMA will give me any issues returning this drive? What should I do? Should I also zero out the drive to ensure that they don't snoop around, or is that too suspicious? Thanks.

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January 18, 2012 10:26:25 AM

hey ramvid, how did the RMA go?
im also going to RMA my WD 1TB HDD. if i format the drive, it'll work like urs but the problem is when u store files on it. so what im planing to do is fill it with dummy files before i ship it to them or not worry about it if they didnt give you problem.
January 25, 2012 4:32:32 AM

My RMA went smoothly. Apparently the boot sector on my drive died and thats why I could not access the drive. A simple reformat fixed it, but I still RMA'd it and they have yet to complain or say anything about it.