Question Can I make a partition on my failed hard drive?

Jan 1, 2019
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Hello.

Recently, my hard drive failed (Luckily I had a backup). I tried to make a new partition on it to store some non-important files (I needed a way to transfer them and this was the only available drive I had at the time). While doing so (In Disk Management in Windows) I got an error saying: "The Request Failed due to a fatal device hardware error" (Kinda saw this one coming)

My question is: Can I force a partition to be created on this drive? I know that it's not the best idea, but I want to keep using this drive for non-important files. I've tried:
-DiskPart in Powershell and CMD (I don't know why I thought Powershell would make a difference, but I figured I'd at least try)
-Minitool partition wizard (Had this laying around)
-Disk management
 

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Kinda saw this one comming. This is a hard drive I want to use for data that's gonna be put on once then the hard drive will be unplugged for a while.
No.
It is a dead drive.

But lets say you somehow force some data onto this thing.
Then put it on the shelf for "a while".
A year from now, you plug it in.
And it doesn't work.
Then what do you do?

Drives are cheap.
DropBox and OneDrive are free.

This thing is dead. A fridge magnet donor.
 

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