Un-able to initialize hard drive

Hi, I have just used a hard drive wipe software (Wipe Drive8) to wipe my hard drive. When I try to initialize the drive I get the error message: Initialization can not be performed because of an I/O device error. I am un-certain what this means. Does anybody know of such problems and how they may be fixed? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.


Normally, I/O errors are related to the connections on the unit (Input/Output error) As a recommendation, try connecting the drive to a different Sata port or a different cable if possible.