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Too many bad sectors in my HDD. Is this the time for RMA?

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December 25, 2012 3:58:50 PM

I bought a caviar green WD15EARX 1TB from an online shopping service Flipkart (in india).
It has roughly been a month since i started using this and during this, i have encountered random freezes 2 or 3 times.
Every time these problems occured, i ran a windows disk check during startup. Disk check repaired some bad sectors everytime i ran it.

Recently, i encountered another one of those freezes. This time i decided to run the data lifeguard diagnostics and chose extended test. It stopped in the middle saying "too many bad sectors" and the test failed.
I dont have a floppy or cd drive so i cannot run cd rom version of DLD.

What should i do now? Is RMA is a good choice at this stage?

and one more thing, if i apply for rma, would i be provided with a brand new drive or some other used and repaired drive?

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a c 326 G Storage
December 25, 2012 9:24:27 PM

It sounds like it is time for an RMA. It depends on the place you bought it, but if you bought a new drive you should get a new drive in replacement.
December 27, 2012 7:10:59 AM

Best answer selected by kautilya0.