Hi, I have an Hitachi HDE1010SLA330 1 TB USB External Drive that I was formatting in 4 partitions yesterday until about 6.00 pm last night when the electric went off, just for a second, then back on again. Before that happened, the partitions were at 75% formatted NTFS. Now, they just won't format at all. Each partition will format so far, then all will stop, just like snapping your fingers. Even trying them separately doesn't work.
I have had 2 of these drives for about 8 years now and this is the first bother I've had with either of them. Because the drive isn't formatted I can't check it in any way that I know of. Anyone know any different, please? Could it be the spike in the electric has done damage to the drive?
Thank you for reading and in advance for any help offered.