I've had a 2TB WD Green drive for over 2 years, since last week I started having problems with it. Some data could not be read, could not be written. I thought the drive was too full ( had only 20ish GB free) so I deleted some stuff, defragged, but it wouldn't complete any process, not even disk check. In task manager, disk usage would say 100% but data transfer rates wouldnt move from Zero. So I went out and bought a new 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001. I connected it, and straight away started copying any data that could be copied from the drive. After copying about half of it, I tried to check out the newly copied stuff and similar things started happening to the new drive. 100% disk usage, not reading some stuff, not writing big files. SM.A.R.T started saying that the drive had bad sectors, started from 32, went to over 3000 in matter of hours. I got the drive replaced in warranty, but am afraid to copy that data to the new drive, worried that it might damage the drive again. My question is, can the data from the old drive damage the new HDD or was that 3tb drive faulty from the start? (it had no bad sectors when I connected it). Also, the data is mostly media...movies, tv shows, pictures. But theyre messed up, like a picture would be replaced by another totally unrelated picture. Is there a way to check the data? Disk Check can not complete the process.