This is a recent phenomenon. I’ve searched the boards, but havent been able to find a solution beyond “your drive is dead.” Since my livelihood is on this drive, and the reason I plugged the drive in to my laptop (MacBook Pro) was to back up data, here goes.
My drive was working fine yesterday, until at some time last night when my computer no longer wanted to recognize the drive. I went through several micro-USB cables (all of which have worked in the past with the drive) to no avail. I plugged the drive into another computer (Mac Mini) and that computer was able to get to WD SmartWare. I plugged the drive into my MacBook and noticed that the size of the WD SmartWare on my passport was smaller than that of SmartWare on my other drive. I’ve got no idea what to do from here. I can hear the drive spinning with no clicking, so I dont believe it’s the drive itself that’s gone sour. The USB itself appears to work. But I still cant access the files on the drive. Does anyone have any troubleshooting ideas i’ve missed?