|Sorry for not replying sooner, I thought I had.|
phil22: - I had already tried all the various tools available on the WD site, e.g. WD Universal Firmware Updater for Windows, WD Quick Formatter for Windows, WD SmartWare Utilities (VCD & Firmware) for Windows, loading the current WD SES Driver, & WD SmartWare Update for Windows.
riider: - I assume too that it's a SATA drive but to check would result in possibly damaging it further as it's a "Sealed unit" . See image at http://support.wdc.com/product/down... It has a partition, unfortunately with the RAW file system that I could not reformat or delete.
OtheHill: The drive has a lot of sectors damaged and as I said I have tried reformatting the disc with no success. I have tried "C:\Windows\System32>chkdsk/f/r e: E: format
At this point I cannot access the drive using any file recovery or partition application including EaseUS. iCare, etc.
Thank you all for your suggestions but I have since returned the drive.