Heres my issue: I was having problems moving, saving, or deleting items to and from my Hitachi SimpleDrive USB 1TB hard drive. So i decided to reformat it to solve the problem. This is where the problems come up.
It now wont let me format it (errors include: "Media is write protected", "Windows cannot complete the format" format takes a little while to start then stops after a minute or so)
I have tried to format in disc manager and also some other tools but none seem to work.
Please help me!!!!!! I will give any information needed to assist.
Well I'm not sure whether you could fix it or not, but if you can connect it internally then you'll be able to look at the SMART counters and get a little better idea what the problem is. If you've got reallocated sectors then you're seeing a problem with the drive itself, but if you've got protocol errors then it's more likely to be a (less serious) connection problem.