I have a 1TB My Passport drive that used to work just fine until a few days ago (drive was purchased in December 2011).
Something happened, and the drive shows up like so:
I am unable to format it or do anything with it. Format fails.
I have another My Passport that works fine; I copied the WD software that comes with it, copied to my internal disk, used that to discover the corrupted My Passport, tried to format; that also fails.
After the format fails, the activity light on the corrupted drive stays lit, and I can't do anything else on that drive until I unplug and then plug it back in.
In my situation, I don't care about recovering any data, so any technqiue to make that drive usable would be greatly appreciated. Or am I hosed?
Really frustrated! Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.