Had a hard drive that failed. Wouldn't complete a checkdisk or format. I noticed that during a couple of format attempts it was hanging early on, so I created a 10 gig partition and then another partition with the remainder. The 10 gig partition won't format (as expected) but the second partition formats fine, seems ok.
I haven't had a drive behave quite this way before, I'm wondering if the larger second partition might remain usable or if I'm being overly optimistic. Anybody run into this before?
(I don't have it plugged in at the moment, so any quick test suggestions might take a bit.)