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unplugged external HD while formating?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Hi there,
I just bought a new external hard drive and was formatting it to FAT32 with vista cmd so i could use it with my ps3, it was at about 20% and then my brother, the genius that he is, thought he'd unplug the laptop and there was no battery in it so it shut off. I then swiched it on and it says the ext drive is not formated and i need to format it.
I'm fairly certain it will be easy to format as i got a western digital utility to do it with, but i'm wondering if this might have had a harmful permanent effect on the drive and if i should send it back before i load all my stuff onto it. (please say it will be ok! i really dont want to be sending it back but if I should then i suppose i will.
BTW it has a 3 year warranty so would you recommend just using it for a while and see what happens? (i dont really mind loading things back onto it cos i wont use it for permanent backup). i've just started reformatting it with WD utility...
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago

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it just finished in like 5 seconds lol testing it now
yep it seems to be working would like to know if it could be damaged tho...
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No harm done. Just plug it back on and reformat
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o ok thanks guys i dont know anything about these lol
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