I have a WD1200U017-002. I wanted to lend it to a friend, but before I lent it out; I wanted to make sure that ALL information was wiped from the drive.
I used Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) hard drive wipe utility (boot disk), using the quick DOD wipe (5 pass write). It completed successfully after a few hours.
I then moved the drive to a windows PC. It wasn’t recognized at all. I checked the Disk Manager utility in Windows, and it too didn’t recognize the drive. It doesn’t show up in Hardware Manager either. So I’m not sure if I deleted a hidden partition on the drive or something like that.
I tried plugging it into a Linux PC, but it didn’t recognize the drive either.
So what would I need to be able to see this drive again? Once I can see it again, I’ll be able to partition/format it. Maybe try a Win98 boot disk with Fdisk?