While I was copying some files on the drive, my 2-week old 5TB drive slipped from my desk and got disconnected. As this happened before with other drives I didn’t make much of it until I reconnected it. It struggled to mount but I managed to do it via Disk Utility.
Disk Utility fails if I click on repair.
I tried the drive on another Mac and it appears with a padlock.
But the odd thing is that Catalina stops working while the driver is plugged in; the finder crashes, WD support tools don’t open, etc. When I unplug it, everything magically starts working again; the drive even shows up on the desktop (twice) with no help and shows the folder structure (but still no files).
If I run diskutil list on the terminal, the drive appears FIVE to SEVEN times.
I downloaded and paid for Disk Drill, which also struggles to run a bit (it’s currently saying that it will take 14 hours to finish its process).
It starts spinning and doesn’t make any weird noises.
Thank you in advance.
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
Processor 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4