Hello folks, i’ve just had a WD 3tb drive enclosure apparently die, no reaction to connections. May have had some magic smoke escape. Tried on multiple computers etc. The usb interface appears dead.
Hoping that the drive was salveageable, I stripped the shell, found a circuit board screwed to the top, pulled it off and found it was a normal (?) SATA drive, a WD red to be precise.
Pushed the drive into a drive drawer and it came up. No drive letter though so I used Windows’s partition manager to have a look at it and it is there, quite alive with a "GPT Protective Partition on it and 768Meg unallocated???
Can’t delete it, can’t reformat it, can’t do anything inside windows with it.
Now, I am running a windows 10 pro x64 UEFI system should I not be able to see it and use it?
I plugged it into a spare external USB dock that I had lying around and I can access it as before, data is all there. Still can’t format, delete, nothing.
Is there any way I can reformat it to be useable “Inside” my UEFI system?