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Unable ro re-format iomega 320Gb hdd

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July 28, 2011 2:16:10 PM

I have an iomega 320Gb HDD which i wish to re-format.
The pc i first used to set it has long since died and all i get is a "write-protected / admin rights required" message.

Does anyone have any advise on how i can resolve this issue?

Martin
a b G Storage
July 28, 2011 4:42:50 PM

Use an external dock or enclosure to mount the HDD as external.
Download and install killdisk, a free utility that allows you to zero the HDD, rendering it to factory settings.
In Killdisk, select the root of that particulat HDD (make sure you pick the correct one, otherwise you could wipe out some other drive) and run the erase function, according to the wizard.
Voila, you have a "brand new" old HDD!
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