Question Adata SU650 - Can't format/delete partition/delete folders/delete files

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Hi All,

So the HD stopped being able to boot. There are bad sectors. And i'm fairly sure corrupted data is on it. The drive was replaced and i'm trying to use it as additional storage. I can see and access the data that is on the drive. But i can't delete any of it. It just reappears. I can't format it. It just reappears. I can't delete the partition. it also just reappears. CHKDSK doesn't work, i've tried several 3rd party software packages. They give it a thumbs up, see the bad sectors, but can't partition it, wipe it, or anything else. It just comes back. But no errors except in the chkdsk. All this also in safe mode, and CMD as administrator with /f /r /x and i get the below result.

CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the bitmap for index $I30 for file 350E.
Sorting index $I30 in file 350E.
An unspecified error occurred (696e647863686b2e 9cd).
An unspecified error occurred (6e74667363686b2e 17ff).

Also tried doing all this using SuperAdmin. I've also tried to take ownership of the drive from "TrustedInstaller", it acts like it worked, and will show i have ownership. But if i close the windows and reopen them. Its back to "TrustedInstaller". Everything i'm trying to do, just reverts back. I would use Adata's software but it doesn't support the SU650...of course.

Any thoughts? similar experiences? Its a fairly new drive.
 

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Also tried doing all this using SuperAdmin. I've also tried to take ownership of the drive from "TrustedInstaller"
'Super Admin'?
And trying to take over the TrustedInstaller function never ever ends up well.


This is when you replace the drive and recover from the full drive backup you made before this happened.
 

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'Super Admin'?
And trying to take over the TrustedInstaller function never ever ends up well.


This is when you replace the drive and recover from the full drive backup you made before this happened.
I'm trying to completely wipe the drive, I don't care about what's on it. I took care of that. I'm just trying to avoid loosing a 1tb drive.

Super administrator has higher permissions and authority than regular admin. There is a short process to activate it.
 

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I'm trying to completely wipe the drive, I don't care about what's on it. I took care of that. I'm just trying to avoid loosing a 1tb drive.

Super administrator has higher permissions and authority than regular admin. There is a short process to activate it.
Not sure what you're doing with all the different permission levels..totally irrelevant.

Commandline diskpart, and the clean commend.
Wipe the whole drive.

Of course, this can't be done while booted from that same drive.


If this is the only drive your working with...you can delete all existing partitings in the context of a full OS reinstall.
 

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Try a disc editor such as DMDE.

https://dmde.com/

In the Partitions window, toggle MBR Off or GPT Off. Then save the changes and you should find that Disk Management will see an empty drive.
I took a look, sounds good. Will try it later. Thank you :)

Also, the drive isn't bitlocked or encrypted. I also wiped with zeros which completed "successfully". But again, reverted back.
 

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Not sure what you're doing with all the different permission levels..totally irrelevant.

Commandline diskpart, and the clean commend.
Wipe the whole drive.

Of course, this can't be done while booted from that same drive.


If this is the only drive your working with...you can delete all existing partitings in the context of a full OS reinstall.
the permission thing was looking at the possibility of it not letting me format/partition/etc because i didn't own the drive. that was why i went in that direction. I did Diskpart stuff, i wiped it. It reverted back like it never happened. and NOTHING is giving an error saying it didn't work besides CHKDSK. I also wiped it with 3rd party software by writing 0's to it. It also said completed, but the drive reverted back. Its no longer my primary boot drive.
 

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Try a disc editor such as DMDE.

https://dmde.com/

In the Partitions window, toggle MBR Off or GPT Off. Then save the changes and you should find that Disk Management will see an empty drive.
I got "access denied"
Try a disc editor such as DMDE.

https://dmde.com/

In the Partitions window, toggle MBR Off or GPT Off. Then save the changes and you should find that Disk Management will see an empty drive.
I got "[W] LBA: 0(try 1): WinError 5. Access is denied" when trying the above. I'll look around in the software and try other things. maybe something else will work

Also it said "Error writing sector 0"
 
It appears that the drive has become read-only. This sometimes happens when there are no spare sectors. However, if this were the case, then I would expect to see some problems in the SMART report.

Can you show us the drive's SMART report with a tool such as CrystalDiskInfo?
 

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Not sure what you're doing with all the different permission levels..totally irrelevant.

Commandline diskpart, and the clean commend.
Wipe the whole drive.

Of course, this can't be done while booted from that same drive.


If this is the only drive your working with...you can delete all existing partitings in the context of a full OS reinstall.
It appears that the drive has become read-only. This sometimes happens when there are no spare sectors. However, if this were the case, then I would expect to see some problems in the SMART report.

Can you show us the drive's SMART report with a tool such as CrystalDiskInfo?
Makes a lot of sense. Here is the smart report for the drive....
Also, it looks like it may not be read only...Disk Management doesn't show that drive as read only, here is info from attributes via DiskPart
- its Disk #2 894gb.
DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 931 GB 1024 KB *
Disk 1 Online 465 GB 1024 KB
Disk 2 Online 894 GB 0 B
Disk 3 Online 465 GB 1024 KB
Disk 4 Online 931 GB 0 B *
Disk 5 Online 7452 GB 0 B *

DISKPART> select disk 2

Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> attributes disk
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : No
Pagefile Disk : No
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : No
Clustered Disk : No

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CrystalDiskInfo 8.12.4 (C) 2008-2021 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World: https://crystalmark.info/
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OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 19042] (x64)
Date : 2021/07/24 20:13:10

-- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
+ Intel(R) 300 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller [ATA]
- WDC WD5000AACS-07G8B0
- ADATA SU650
- WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A0
- WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller [SCSI]
  • Xvdd SCSI Miniport [SCSI]
+ Standard NVM Express Controller [SCSI]
- Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
- Microsoft VHD Loopback Controller [SCSI]

-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(01) Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB : 1000.2 GB [0/0/0, sq] - nv
(02) WDC WD5000AACS-07G8B0 : 500.1 GB [1/1/0, pd1]
(03) ADATA SU650 : 960.1 GB [2/1/1, pd1]
(04) WDC WD5000AAKS-00V1A0 : 500.1 GB [3/1/2, pd1]
(05) WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 : 1000.2 GB [4/1/3, pd1]
(06) WDC WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 : 8001.5 GB [5/0/0, sa1]

(03) ADATA SU650
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Model : ADATA SU650
Firmware : P180509a
Serial Number : 2I4420008333
Disk Size : 960.1 GB (8.4/137.4/960.1/----)
Buffer Size : Unknown
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 1875385008
Rotation Rate : ---- (SSD)
Interface : Serial ATA
Major Version : ACS-2
Minor Version : ----
Transfer Mode : SATA/600 | SATA/600
Power On Hours : 21477 hours
Power On Count : 143 count
Temperature : 36 C (96 F)
Health Status : Good
Features : S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, TRIM
APM Level : ----
AAM Level : ----
Drive Letter : G:

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
09 100 100 __0 0000000053E5 Power-On Hours
0C 100 100 __0 00000000008F Power Cycle Count
A7 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
A8 100 100 __0 000000000000 Vendor Specific
A9 _94 _94 _10 000001400014 Vendor Specific
AD 200 200 __0 004E007A005C Vendor Specific
AF _70 100 _10 000000000000 Vendor Specific
B4 100 100 _20 0000000017A0 Vendor Specific
C0 100 100 __0 00000000006A Unsafe Shutdown Count
C2 _64 _64 _30 003C001E0024 Temperature
E7 _94 _94 __5 000000000006 Vendor Specific
E9 100 100 __0 003597C6D480 Vendor Specific
EA 100 100 __0 001E07D87F00 Vendor Specific
F1 100 100 __0 000422027720 Total Host Writes
F2 100 100 __0 0005452C9735 Total Host Reads

-- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000: 0040 3FFF C837 0010 0000 0000 003F 0000 0000 0000
010: 3249 3434 3230 3030 3833 3333 2020 2020 2020 2020
020: 0000 0000 0000 5031 3830 3530 3961 4144 4154 4120
030: 5355 3635 3020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020
040: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 8010 4000 2F00
050: 4000 0000 0000 0007 3FFF 0010 003F FC10 00FB 0110
060: FFFF 0FFF 0000 0007 0003 0078 0078 0078 0078 4020
070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 001F C50E 0006 004C 00CC
080: 03F8 0000 706B 7401 4161 7069 B401 4161 407F 0001
090: 0001 0000 FFFE 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
100: 1AB0 6FC8 0000 0000 0000 0008 4000 0000 5000 0000
110: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 401C
120: 401C 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0029 0000
130: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
140: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
150: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
160: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0003 0001
170: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
180: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0039 0000 0000 4000
210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0001 0000 0000
220: 0000 0000 10FF 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0001 03E8 0000 0000 0000 0000
240: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 B4A5

-- SMART_READ_DATA ---------------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 00 00 09 12 00 64 64 E5 53 00 00 00 00 00 0C 12
010: 00 64 64 8F 00 00 00 00 00 00 A7 22 00 64 64 00
020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 A8 12 00 64 64 00 00 00 00 00
030: 00 00 A9 13 00 5E 5E 14 00 40 01 00 00 00 AD 12
040: 00 C8 C8 5C 00 7A 00 4E 00 00 AF 13 00 46 64 00
050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 B4 33 00 64 64 A0 17 00 00 00
060: 00 00 C0 12 00 64 64 6A 00 00 00 00 00 00 C2 22
070: 00 40 40 24 00 1E 00 3C 00 00 E7 33 00 5E 5E 06
080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 E9 32 00 64 64 80 D4 C6 97 35
090: 00 00 EA 32 00 64 64 00 7F D8 07 1E 00 00 F1 32
0A0: 00 64 64 20 77 02 22 04 00 00 F2 32 00 64 64 35
0B0: 97 2C 45 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
100: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
110: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
120: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
150: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 21 00 00 7B
170: 03 00 01 00 02 02 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
190: 4D 4B 38 31 31 35 00 00 00 00 31 30 31 30 30 30
1A0: 30 30 30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 B9

-- SMART_READ_THRESHOLD ----------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 10 00 09 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 00
010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 A7 00 00 00 00 00
020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 A8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
030: 00 00 A9 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 AD 00
040: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 AF 0A 00 00 00 00
050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 B4 14 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
060: 00 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C2 1E
070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 E7 05 00 00 00 00
080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 E9 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
090: 00 00 EA 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 F1 00
0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 F2 00 00 00 00 00
0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
100: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
110: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
120: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
150: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
170: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 69
 
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I can't see anything wrong. Would it be worth trying a Secure Erase?

Or you could install the drive in a USB enclosure. You could also disable automount and autoplay to prevent Windows from touching the device.
So, i guess Secure Wipe is different than Secure erase. I did "secure wipes" writing zeros a few times with different software, and it didn't work. But with your suggestion about Secure erase, i found https://eraser.heidi.ie/ and in like 2 seconds, the drive was empty. I used EaseUS partition manager to make the partition after and now file explorer shows an empty drive. I rebooted. It was still empty (were as before, anything i tried had the files and data back after reboot). I was able to make a test folder and now i'm doing a full format. So it appears https://eraser.heidi.ie/ did the job and really erased everything off the drive and i've an completely empty working drive (as long as the format works).

Thank you all for your help and suggestions. This has been a long time coming as i've been trying various things to be able to use the drive again, on and off since early (Jan/Feb) last year, but this was first time i posted asking for help. I just really wish i knew why this happened in the first place, lol. Thanks again.
 

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