did you test the drive with dld from wd try the windows one short test first http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=606&lang=en
I just ran it,
I ran the quick test and it failed at test 1
here is the result:
Test Option: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WDC WD10EALX-009BA0
Unit Serial Number: WD-WMATR0643619
Firmware Number: 15.01H15
Capacity: 1000.20 GB
SMART Status: PASS
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 06-Quick Test on drive 1 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1!
Test Time: 07:24:10, September 11, 2012
Does that confirm my hdd need to be RMAed?