I took out the internal hard drive of an LG bluray player in the hopes of using it as a PC hard disk. However, I have not been able to format it using gparted.
Gparted can see it (but only after doing a hot-swap), but unable to modify it. After some research, I learned that the hard drive (WD5000AVCS) may be locked. So, I tried:
- HDDerase and was able to complete the operation that lasted a week without errors, but still unable to format using gparted.
- zu.exe, but was stuck with the progress indicator (or something similar) after letting it run overnight.
I’m waiting for the SATA to USB cable to arrive so I can try using the WD Security for Windows program.
In the mean time, I would greatly appreciate if anyone can help me. I ran out of keywords to use to search for information on Google.