I was given a NAS when an office was closed down. I didn’t need another NAS in my environment but imagine my joy when I opened it to discover a 4TB WD Red drive. Just what I needed for the QNAP NAS I wanted to build. I removed the drive and disposed of the NAS it was in and thinking there was a linux partition I attached it via USB to my linux box so I could wipe it as I have no interest in the data on the drive. However the logs show I attached something but it never finishes being recognized. I tried moving it to my Win 10 box and the IntelMatrix Storage Manager RAID controller sees I have attached the drive but is displaying “Locked Disk”. I have tried running SpinRite on it but it will not recognize it either. Because the OS does not see it Data Lifeguard Diagnostic does not pick it up.
As I said, I am not interested in any of the data on the drive so if I need to low-level the thing I am fine with that but I cannot get anything to really “see” it. The date on the drive is 2017 so its practically brand new and the guy at the office said it had been running fine. What are my options here? I have 2 4TB Reds and I only need this one last one to get my RAID5 going.