I have hard disk hitachi 320GB runs perdectly, no click, no noise, smart values red by crystal disk info ll ok.
But my disk won't initialize because of crc error.
Disk is recognized but in windows management disk i watch not allocated and initializing it all ends up with crc error.
Disk remains cold even 2 or 3 hours working (max 40 celsius)
LOW LEVEL FORMAT programs gives me 'media write protected' and write errors on all sectors.
I am trying to understand if the problem is mechanical (heads ) or firmware or electronic card .