Purchased a WD 6TB Blue yesterday, ran disk management and created one partition using NTFS. Formatted and did its thing but it just displays the total size of the partition with RAW next to it. Tried reformatting again to NTFS but I get the error; "The format did not complete successfully".
Deleted the partition and tried to create a 2TB partition out of the drive with the exact same scenario happening again. Tried swapping between GPT and MBR with no success. Also tried a different SATA port with a different cable and same thing.
Ran Windows error checking and WD LifeGuard on Extended Test over night and both came back with no errors.
Ran Disk Part in cmd, after entering in clean i get the error; "DiskPart has encountered an error: The device is not connected. See the System Event Log for more information."
Log Name: System
Source: VDS Basic Provider
Date: 26/11/2015 11:38:34 AM
Event ID: 5
Task Category: None
Cannot zero sectors on disk \\?\PhysicalDrive0. Error code: 48F@0101000F
<Provider Name="VDS Basic Provider" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-11-26T01:08:34.673563300Z" />
Is there anything else I can try or is it just a dead HD?