I accidentally removed my Time Machine backup without ejecting. It didn't show up in Finder after I plugged it back in and Disk Utility cannot repair it. Disk Utility recommends reformatting the disk, but I want to make sure I'm doing it right. I don't really care about restoring the files because they are just old backups of my stuff (I only need a backup that works!)
In Disk Utility, I have a listing called "750.12 GB WD My Passport" and under that, I have a partition called "My Passport". I tried to Erase the "My Passport" partition, but Disk Utility couldn't find it. So now do I try to erase everything under the 750.12 GB WD My Passport option?
I'm pretty confident that the drive is not dying because it happened after I removed it without ejecting.