I have a Western Digital external hard drive I cannot initialize. I have tried everything I can find on the web I could find. At this point I am not concerned with the data that is on it. If I can get it initialized I will try some recovery software to get as much back as possible. 1. Device manager shows WD External Drive, Disk management shows a Disk 3 (no letter), not initialized, offline. I tried right click to initialize and get "Incorrect Function" 2. Ran Diskpart as administrator selected the disk. No matter what commands I try I get error messages. When I run List Disk it shows but shows with 0 bytes. 3. disassembled the external drive and connected the SATA drive directly to my Mobo but it is not even recognized. Is there anything else I could try or is the drive toast and I am just wasting my time.