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WD Mybook Essential Unable to Format from RAW format


Orblitzer

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#1
Hi all,
so the title explains it all
what really happened was..
I dropped the external (drive was not spinning) and plugged it into computer,
it would sit at 100% usage, but 0% on Read/Write Speed

I attempted formatted via Windows Explorer, CMD, Hirens boot CD
I managed to remove the Volume to unallocated, but now cannot Formate or Create a new Volume,
i did manage to update the firmware, so i still have some hope that it can be fixed!!!
but i am out of ideas and seek help from anyone!!

Thankyou in advanced
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTek P8H77M-PRO
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    G-Skill RIPJAWS 8.00GB @1600MHz
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    AMD Sapphire Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    LG 23EN43 LED
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    23''
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    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
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Orblitzer

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#2
Also, the Western Digital Quick formatter for Windows fails to format the drive (it picks it up, but after viewing progress via Disk Management, it makes it to removing the volume but then fails and reverts back to RAW
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTek P8H77M-PRO
    Memory
    G-Skill RIPJAWS 8.00GB @1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Sapphire Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EN43 LED
    Screen Resolution
    23''
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
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    Antec 300
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    Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
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Orblitzer

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#3
**UPDATE**

The External is a Western Digital My Passport NOT a MyBook!!! Sorry i have been working on this for quite a few hours and must have gotten side tracked :eek:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTek P8H77M-PRO
    Memory
    G-Skill RIPJAWS 8.00GB @1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Sapphire Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EN43 LED
    Screen Resolution
    23''
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Case
    Antec 300
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard
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    Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
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    Google Chrome
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    Windows Defender

CountMike

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#4
Try with Easus Partition Master or some other program, just make a partition and let it format to NTFS.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Home made
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    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
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    Asus Prime x470 Pro
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    16GB Kingston 3600
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Orblitzer

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#5
I have managed to create a Volume, but only in Exfat format, as soon as i attempt to convert it to NTFS, windows says it has failed and goes back to RAW again,

will try your suggestion now :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTek P8H77M-PRO
    Memory
    G-Skill RIPJAWS 8.00GB @1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Sapphire Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EN43 LED
    Screen Resolution
    23''
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Case
    Antec 300
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    Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard
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    Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
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    Google Chrome
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    Windows Defender

Orblitzer

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#6

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTek P8H77M-PRO
    Memory
    G-Skill RIPJAWS 8.00GB @1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Sapphire Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EN43 LED
    Screen Resolution
    23''
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Case
    Antec 300
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Orblitzer

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#7
After the formatted, it failed and went back to RAW
i dont know how i got to to NTFS, but the hard drive didn't like it
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTek P8H77M-PRO
    Memory
    G-Skill RIPJAWS 8.00GB @1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Sapphire Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EN43 LED
    Screen Resolution
    23''
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Case
    Antec 300
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Orblitzer

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#8
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTek P8H77M-PRO
    Memory
    G-Skill RIPJAWS 8.00GB @1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Sapphire Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EN43 LED
    Screen Resolution
    23''
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 6Gbs
    Case
    Antec 300
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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