I got a softbricked/hardbricked 1TB WD Passport HDD which happened when transfering a suspected 11GB PS3 game file from my mac.As for repairing, My mac cannot do anything with the HDD, so I'm trying to solve it using linux machine.
by running :
sudo badblocks -v /dev/sdb > badsectors.txt
I got an unlimited number of lines in badsectors.txt, which takes a very long time.
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb , it completed after awhile left me an unpartitioned space. I thought it fixed already, I formatted it and tried to see if it has any problem, but unfortunatelly, it still blinking like forever and never mount. scanning it from thunar file manager will freeze the thunar, and gparted will scan forever, the only way to determine if its connected is using
sudo fdisk -l
so what should I do?
zero out the bad blocks one by one using
dd seek command?