Is my external HDD dead?

chimera201

Wise Old Owl
HDD: WD My Passport Essential SE 2.5 inch 1 TB External Hard Disk - WD : Flipkart.com

Bought in July,2012

Disk Management:
Choosing ok results in "I/O error"

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WD Diagnostics:
Write Zeros fails with "delete partitions error"

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swatkat

Technomancer
Did you try with a different USB cable?

By the way, from the screenshot above, it looks like WD Diagnostics tool failed to retrieve hard disk model number as well.
 

Lincon_WD

WD Official
Hi chimera201,
I'm sorry you are facing such issues with the WD drive. This error means that a device I/O control command during the test has failed. It may be due to a media or write/read error or defective connection.
If the error persists after re-seating the cable connections, I'd suggest trying the drive in another USB port or another computer altogether. If that doesn't help, I strongly recommend contacting our tech support on the following link:
Support Answer
I hope it helps. Keep me posted.
 
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