Quote: Originally Posted by pson
I am not concerned about any data recovery...just whether or not I must return the harddrive for a new one.
In Disk Management, do you see the option to "Initialise Disk" when clicking on the USB drive? Do that, and the disk should no longer show as RAW, and be usuable.
Once you have that, let bus know and we can recommend some tests to check the USB drive out further.