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Windows 7: Is this the correct shipping practice for my new HDD?

13 Aug 2013   #11
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You could use this

WD Support / Downloads / WD 2go + Other Products / Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows

If you have a SATA DVD Drive unplug it and plug the new drive in and run a test on it .


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13 Aug 2013   #12
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Is there like an ISO that I can utilize so that I can test it before installing the operating system? It's only a 1TB drive.
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13 Aug 2013   #13
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Yes, I believe VistaKing is right on the money. WD used to call their HDD diagnostics something else, but that looks to be exactly what you want. I believe you can full read/write tests, or basic tests with that.
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13 Aug 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Take a look below has a lot of diagnostic software

Ultimate Boot CD - Download the UBCD
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13 Aug 2013   #15
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
You could use this

WD Support / Downloads / WD 2go + Other Products / Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows

If you have a SATA DVD Drive unplug it and plug the new drive in and run a test on it .
Thanks!
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13 Aug 2013   #16
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Heads up a TB drive will take more then 24 hrs to test . LOL you won't be installing Windows anytime soon
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13 Aug 2013   #17
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Heads up a TB drive will take more then 24 hrs to test . LOL you won't be installing Windows anytime soon
I performed a FULL read/write test on my Seagate 4TB HDD's and they took a little over 11 hours each. Does the WD tool really take that long?
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13 Aug 2013   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Heads up a TB drive will take more then 24 hrs to test . LOL you won't be installing Windows anytime soon
I performed a FULL read/write test on my Seagate 4TB HDD's and they took a little over 11 hours each. Does the WD tool really take that long?
I don't recall my 2TB WD Greens and Blacks taking over 24 hours but it will definitely set you back a day. Before I had my desktop rig built, I used an inexpensive USB 2.0 dock connected to my notebook to run the test on a WD Green and a Black, both 2TB. Best to start the test before going to bed, then hope it's finished by the time you get home from work.

I've received OEM drives both the way you did and wrapped in several layers of bubble wrap. They arrived in good shape.
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13 Aug 2013   #19
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

A while back, Newegg got in trouble with WD for shipping drives wrapped in bubble wrap. What you got is how WD requires their OEM drives to be shipped and is how WD ships their replacement drives. Be sure to register your drive at WD as the warranty starts with your purchase date. If it is not registered then the warranty starts with the manufactured date that is on the drive.

Jim
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13 Aug 2013   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
A while back, Newegg got in trouble with WD for shipping drives wrapped in bubble wrap. What you got is how WD requires their OEM drives to be shipped and is how WD ships their replacement drives. Be sure to register your drive at WD as the warranty starts with your purchase date. If it is not registered then the warranty starts with the manufactured date that is on the drive.

Jim
I always register drives when I receive them, along with anything else that has a warranty.
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