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3 days ago I ordered a Refurbished 2 TB HD WD Black and it would freeze the entire computer if I tried to format it so I had to stick it in a ProBox to make it external and it was able to be formated and created as a new drive. No problems at all. I then put it back in my desktop and it would freeze the entire PC even the mouse wouldnt move if I tried to move data in there. So I wound up returning it and buying a NEW 2TB Instead but Green not black and the same damn problem happens. If I reboot once its frozen then it goes to the Windows 8 logo while booting it freezes. i have to take the drive out and insert it while its loading the desktop. I never had any issues with my 1TB hds from WD so does anyone have an idea what could be the problem?

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Controller, Driver or cable issue.
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I have a corsair case which allows you yo switch the hard drive spots. I have 3 others in there so It cant be cable. How can I look up the controllers ? I havent done much with that.

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I never had any issues with my [b]1TB[/b] hds ...

I think that's it.

Maybe you need a BIOS flash update, a Chipset update, or some Windows update.

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I went here to install the rapid storage driver... stil same problem
[url="http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-GD65.html#/?div=Driver&os=Win8%2064"]http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-GD65.html#/?div=Driver&os=Win8%2064[/url]

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I was able to scan it. Format failed when I tried to do..

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its your system. Check for bios update, controller/bus driver updates, and if worse comes to worse clear your CMOS ram. Unlikely its 2 exactly identically defective drives.

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How is it my system if my 3 other drives work without any issues

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added to my mac to erase the current partition and back to windows to create a new partition and got an error and it turn into a RAW

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It's something to do with that system. Check the cables on both the motherboard side and drive side as well as the power leads.

If that fails, update the BIOS/uEFI firmware. also check your settings in the BIOS.

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I had a WD drive that started to do this and then failed completely about a month later.

I'd start backing up info.

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I figured it out...my god.. it had to do with my Obsidian Series 800D Case! The four-drive SATA3 hot-swap drive bay plates for some realize did give the sata cable a proper connection. Those you have this case know what I'm talking about. So I decided to disconnect it from the plate and connected directly to the 2TB HD and now it doesnt freeze and I am able to format the drive flawlessly :)) spent a few hours trying to figure this out... But I still get that warning from the previous message I posted....

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