Just wanted to update those interested that about two weeks ago I received a PM from WD here at AVS...
Hello Assassin, we came across your post the other day regarding our Red drives. We also noticed you were in contact with our support team. If you wouldn't mind, we would like to gather some more information from you regarding our drives and the issues you experienced. Would you mind providing me with your case number so we may contact you?
I asked them to contact the guys at Assassin HTPC for additional information. Time permitting I will keep you posted.