do you have access to hdsentinel? hdsentinel supports surface testing. see if it can even read write to the disk. windows by default can not use the 520 byte sector. to use the surface test feature you do need a paid copy of hdsentinelI tried with —six not working also
i have had drives in the past that fail to format without the --six command. just because you havent seen it personally doesnt mean its not true.Show us one situation where a NOT working
sg_formatcommand-line was made to WORK, merely by adding the
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I think this hard disk locked from ibm can you help me to unlock to can accept reformat scotor size from 528 to 512do you have access to hdsentinel? hdsentinel supports surface testing. see if it can even read write to the disk. windows by default can not use the 520 byte sector. to use the surface terst feature you do need a paid copy of hdsentinel
this will verify if the disk is just dead or not. im leaning towards a bad disk
does hdsentinel actually show this drive 520 bps?Please see attached file
But the sector size is 528does hdsentinel actually show this drive 520 bps?
sorry if this is redundant, but have you tried seatools to psid unlock? this drive is actually a seagate drive. https://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/support/docs/TP644_1_1211US_How_to_ISE_Your_Drive-FINAL.pdf
your psid code is on the drive. if seatools doesnt work have you tried parted magic pdsid unlock?
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i have psid unlocked hpe drives before with either method. before unlocked i could not format or do anything with them.