I have an older WD usb drive (model WD600U017-001) that was probably corrupted on a PC with Win XP where it is now no longer recognised or accessible. I plugged it into another PC with Win 8.1 and it showed up in disk management as working but uninitialised.
I used the application Recuva to try and recover my data, but no luck, so I am now just trying to reformat the drive.
Unfortunately, I have been unable to initialise this drive from disk management on either XP or 8.1 operating systems. When I tried to initialise the drive on Win 8.1, it just gave a “recycling” error message.
I want to reformat this drive and start again, but I dont think I can if it cant be initialised first?
I tried to check the health of this portable drive with a trial version of HD Tune premium, but this application just crashes a second or two after this drive is selected. At least it stays open long enough to see the model name, Scorpio.
Does anyone know how I might be able to get this drive working again?