I am running Linux Mint 19, and have an external 1TB WD hard-drive, that I wish to reformat. What is a tool I can use to accomplish this. (Since this is for a hobby user, I do not wish to spend money so require a price of £0.)
My post was edited but NOT improved in any way I can see. I find that heavy-handed.
Gparted does not see the disk. I have no data to recover on this drive. I thought I had expressed myself clearly. Apparently not.
The drive is currently spinning but not recognized by the OS (Linux Mint 19). The goal is to revive the drive, if possible, otherwise it gets tossed. Pretty basic there. The stated goal is to reformat the drive. Data recovery was not mentioned. Data erase not mentioned. I wish to regain a usable drive.