External 2GB EVDS drive that was put in service in August 2010.
I've read through several of the threads on here regarding the problem and it appears that most of them are pointing to a bad drive.
- Is there anything else that the LED error could be pointing to?
- If I decide to delete everything and format the drive, will that end up fixing the issue or am I looking at a drive that is toast?
I would hate to think that the useful life of a drive is 16 months in one of these things.
Have you got another HDD you could try on the HR? I had those same LED triangles once, but I don't remember what happened. I've been using EVDS and EADS HDDs for a lot longer than 16 months, but...
If you take out the EVDS drive from the enclosure (or whatever you're using) and put a different HDD in and the triangle goes away, it might be the HDD, but if you put the EVDS back in and don't see the triangle of lights again that wouldn't surprise me. Can't remember what I did, but I don't think I replaced either the HDD or the HR. I've never had a WD HDD go bad on me. Had an overly noisy EVDS once, but I returned it immediately.