One of my HDDs is faulty. Computer just cannot see it. I think that the electronic part is faulty.
It is under warrenty, but I really do not like other people to get hold of my data including work files and family video/photos. The data may still be on HDD because the actual HDD plates may still be good.
Is there any way to destory a HDD before send back for replacement when it can not be recognised?
I know the best way is to bin it and buy another way, but £70 is still some money to me.
Hi, have you got a floppy drive - maybe silly question, but I know some do not. If you have then I would suggest booting up with Fdisk on floppy in the drive - you might then be able to do a re-format.
And if you deliberately damage it I don't think there is much chance of a replacement. As Pooke100 says, I doubt they will even think of sifting through it. I suppose you've tried to fdisk it, or used a low level format.