I have a new 3TB My book. When I connect it to a Win7 machine, the OS says the drive needs to be formatted. If I connect it to Linux, the log shows the file system is corrupt.
LifeGuard Diagnostics show SMART - Pass and the Quick diagnostic also passes.It is at firmware 1005, if that matters.
I could format the device, but am concern that if it is corrupted when new, then its ability to retain data is questionable, especially over the long term.
Since the drive was purchased less than a week ago, I can return it to Frys. What do you folks suggest?