I tried to delete partitions and reformat a 1tb disk drive and now get read only input/output errors. Gparted cannot open it. Disks sees it but cannot do anything with it. The SMART utility says it is ok and I wasn’t having issues before. I just wanted to consolidate space as I upgraded my home drive and wanted to move some stuff around.
Perhaps it would be worthwhile to mention that the drive was originally formatted under ubuntu.
My new main drive is an ssd, and I love it, but I can’t justify spending ssd prices for a large secondary drive right now. I’m looking at the toshiba L200 2TB for that. The laptop is 10 years old and while it is still capable enough for what I want to do, it doesnt feel right pumping more and more money into it. I’ve been avoiding replacing the screen (4 vertical lines) and dead battery for years!