Western Digital error code

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I recently replaced an older WD drive . All went well and there are no  
problems..but I am trying to analyze what went wrong with the old drive.

The machine had been occasionally locking up and the WD quick test  
failed with error code 0003

I could find no listing of that code on WD's site

I did find a 103 code that said "write fault error"

Interestingly, the drive passed the long test.
Possibly the long test just checked the disk's surface.

Re: Western Digital error code

philo  wrote:
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0001 - 0008, 0015    SMART Error

Notice how really really specific that is :-)
It means some testing the drive did internally, may
account for the error. You can command the drive to run
a SMART test, via the IDE interface. Testing does not
have to be initiated solely with read/write ops from the
outside. The drive can actually do stuff on its own, then
pop back an error code.


Re: Western Digital error code

On 06/08/2013 02:49 PM, Paul wrote:
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Thanks Paul, I missed that.

I guess I did not scroll down far enough.

Anyway the drive was not reliable and now it's been replaced.

It was only an 80 gig drive and I replaced it with a new 160 gig I that  
had been sitting around for several years.

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