TB Hard Drive issues


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Help ME before i destroy this thing!!!!! :mad:

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")

Also when i look under the format menu it also says that my hard drive only has 31.9G's instead of 1TB :eek:

Please help me!!!!!! I will give any information needed to assist.

P.S. I have tried partitioning it with no sucess
 
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bassfisher6522

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Try removing it from the computer, let it set for a minute or so. Then reconnect and try formatting again.
 

Nibiru2012

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After reconnecting it, go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management and see if you can format it from there.

You may have to right-click on the hard drive icon itself and take it "Offline' and then bring it back "Online" and go from there.
 

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It's possible the drive actually went bad.

Perhaps a low level format?
 
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i presume it is Win 7 you are using - if not could be like how win xp prior to SP 2 could not detect anything bigger than a 40gb HDD?
I have the same HDD but have not had any problems with it yet. That said I;ve not yet connected it to my la[top running Win7. I remember reading something about it originally being formatted in fat 32 rather than ntsc so you would have to reformat yourself in ntsc?
 

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