“Cyclic Redundancy Check” on my 1T, 2nd internal drive, which is now an encased external drive. It is full of photos & videos.
It was working perfectly at first after I removed from the desktop & enclosed it… Very fast and no problems. Later on I did something stupid and believed I caused the problem myself… One file after the next began to have the CRC problem, until the entire drive was totally inaccessible.
I do have all the data backed up elsewhere, but would love to format & repair this drive and start using it again, but nothing I have tried will let me even format it. I’ve tried to scan it and format in disk management but it continually says it can not access the disk. I used a program I had for another external drive called “SeaTools” and did a long generic test. It showed “Bad LBA” many times, and “Not Repaired.” Then the test fails. Is there any hope for saving this drive? Some other program, maybe by HP, that will wipe the drive and make it usable again? (I’m using Win8 now.)
*This is the drive: It’s 3.5 yrs old: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BAWU5Q/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1