I reconfigured my G-RAID (Removable) 8TB USB and is trying to do “quick format” with Windows 10, following G-Technology’s instruction here (https://support-en.g-technology.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/663/related/1), but the reformatting never ends. About once in 10 seconds, the computer seems to access the drive and makes a read/write click noise.
In fact, It is the latest of the series of problems I’ve had in a day. The first one was a sign of a physical damage when I used the drive with Mac: the drive’s LED had turned red. I emptied the drive and reconfigured & formatted it a few times, as I wanted to see a physical damage was fixed or not. After the second successful attempt, the LED indicator turned back red. In the third attempt or so, I could format the 8TB RAID-0 configuration only as a 4TB drive, and soon Disk Utility started to fail to delete/create a partition.
That’s why I am formatting the drive with Windows 10. From the Windows PC, I was able to see unused 4TB and to initialize the entire 8TB.
Is there any good suggestion on what to do from here?
Is there a way to find which drive needs to be replaced?
I am also not sure about whether the drive really has a physical problem. Mac’s Disc Utility reported no errors.