I ended up re-formatting the new HDD and have been copying files to it - so accessing files from it via HDD dock won't work now (didn't have access to one anyways).
I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. Rest of my specifications are to the left of my posts in the links above, on Guru3D. I'm intending to see if it fails within 30 days - if it does, I'm taking it right back to Micro Center.
- Former Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars: Battlefront, and Star Wars: Battlefront II modder. Used to go by the name "Majin Revan."