Try connecting the drive to a different port. Or, attempt to initialize it using another computer.
If the issue persists, provide some additional information:
- What type of connection do you use (SATA or USB)?
- Is this a brand new drive?
- Did you set a SATA password on the SSD?
- Was the drive encrypted with a 3rd party tool?
- Where are you getting this message? Provide a picture if possible.
It may be that the Disk is set to ReadOnly and this is preventing you from formatting the drive. Please do the following:
On the Cmd prompt launch "diskpart.exe"
Run the following commands on the diskpart prompt
This will list all the disks in your system.
Note down the number of your new SSD, then do the following
SELECT DISK x
Where X is the number of your Intel® SSD 730, then do the following
This will list all the details of the selected disk.
Check if the ReadOnly flag is set to Yes.
Then execute the following command
ATTR DISK CLEAR READONLY
This should clear the flag on the disk, please try to initialize the SSD again.
If the issue persists, we may have a readonly flag on an existing volume, run the same command, but now on the volume:
SELECT VOLUME x
ATTR VOLUME CLEAR READONLY