Another WD MyBook Mac problem - won't dock, but SmartWare will

Drive and partition are recognized in Disk Utility.

Verifiying and Repairing lead to ERROR: Disk Utility cannot repair this disk… Transfer files, erase and restore your backed up files.

HOW do I back up files if it will not mount? 

Why is SmartWare docking, but the drive will not?

This drive isn’t even that old, and is not making the “clicks of death”

Help?

You’ll need a data recovery application. If used Mini Tool Data Recovery, but there’s plenty of options available online.