Got a WD Caviar-Black 500GB
Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:11 AM
Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:32 AM
Drive is toast. Return it for a replacement while it's still under warranty.
Won't complete either quick or extended test and won't repair bad sectors.
Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:23 PM
That's 3 separate operations (recovering your data, zero out drive, get it working correctly). You said you recovered your data so that is good. If you want to zero it out so no one can see what you had stored on it, then you might try Eraser - but with the drive having problems, it may not work. As far as getting it to work correctly, even if a low-level format could get it working, I would not trust that drive to remain error free or to keep my data safe. I agree with rshaffer - return it while it is still under warranty.
I've recovered what I need and I was wondering if I might be able to 0 it out and get it working correctly?
Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:54 PM
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