After starting to get write problems and some smart warnings on my old Western Digital Green 1TB HDD (WD10EADS) I decided to buy a new drive for my old computer.
I don't have enough resources to afford a new desktop PC right now so I have a desktop with Asus P5KPL-AM SE mainboarad (with latest Bios Update / supports 3GB/s HDD WİTH 2 SATA ports) with a P4 processor.
I just bought a brand new WD Green 2TB 64MB SATA6 Gb/s (WD20EARX) HDD, installed and wanted to backup my data to my new drive. It took me 6 hours to full format it.
After the format I started copying files from my old to the new one but it was extremely slow both on read and write speed. Not close to my old corrupted 1TB WD HDD, not even close to my third old 120 GB maxtor HDD on IDE port. I found a jumper and installed it as shown in the WD'S site to set the speed to 3GB/s, quick formatted it for a few times but nothing worked. It is very slow and my CPU usage increases to %100 when reading or writing. I checked the Bios settings and nothing seems to be unusual. I suspect my new HDD is faulty but not sure about it. I quick checked it with WD's Diagnostic Utility and there seems to be no errors. I didn't full checked it because I am sure it takes tens of hours. Should I return it? Do you think WD will accept it?