May 21st, 2011, 0:54
May 21st, 2011, 5:08
May 21st, 2011, 11:42
May 21st, 2011, 12:23
dawn0090 wrote:What do you mean by full SMART output ?
dawn0090 wrote:Last week, when I plug in the drive to my laptop, Windows told me that the drive is unformatted and ask whether to format it or not. Initially when I bought the drive it can used and I had also copy more than 100GB of data into the drive. I just have no idea why it became like that.
dawn0090 wrote:Furthermore, I also did a diagnostic using SeaTool from Seagate and when i ran the Short Drive Self Test (ShortDST), the test failed.
dawn0090 wrote:What actually causes this issue ?
dawn0090 wrote:Can a low-level format resolve the issue ?
May 21st, 2011, 23:50
May 22nd, 2011, 7:17
May 23rd, 2011, 23:58
May 24th, 2011, 1:32
May 24th, 2011, 3:49
dawn0090 wrote:I also tried Seatools for DOS but when I got to the License Agreement part, I can't even moved my mouse nor used the keyboard. By the way, I heard that Seatools for DOS will not detect USB external drive, is that so ?
dawn0090 wrote:Seatools for Windows doesn't seen to have the option for me to fully erase the drive.
May 25th, 2011, 0:33
May 25th, 2011, 7:41
May 25th, 2011, 8:28
dawn0090 wrote:I encountered a problem - the drive status showed USB Full Disc Erase Failed. I tried a couple of times but still failed. Any ideas ?
Nick_CT wrote:there are many freely available tools out there to wipe your drive clean.
Nick_CT wrote:Even a full format (not 'quick') in Windows should do the job.
May 25th, 2011, 8:35
Vulcan wrote:Just to be clear for other readers, your comment only applies using a "full" format in Vista & Win7 (not WinXP and earlier versions). It also requires the user to understand a little about partitioning, and the difference between what a Windows drive letter represents (and hence, what gets overwritten), compared to a physical disk. Otherwise the end result (of what gets overwritten), might not be what they expect.
May 25th, 2011, 8:51
Nick_CT wrote:The 'HDD Wipe Tool' I linked to does say that it supports USB enclosed drives
May 25th, 2011, 8:54
June 10th, 2011, 9:57
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