I'm not sure where I should post this, so here goes......
I have a Dell computer and I'm running Windows 7. not long ago I hard what I thought was a hard drive failure. after tying many things I took it to a shop and all the data was there but the drive did have problems so now it is my slave drive. it was recommended that I save all the data to an external drive, then try and reformatt the drive.
I have been looking at Western Digital My Book and their Elements drives. can I just copy the data from the slave drive to one of these, create different folders for my wife and I to store what we need to save along with use it for backups too?
if and when the slave drive data is copied, what commands and how do I reformatt the slave drive? I remember doing this years ago from the DOS prompt.
I hope this all made sense, thanks again!