All of a sudden My WD elements SE stopped working. I had just finished moving some files to the HDD, I ejected the HDD with the safely remove hardware and media tool as part of Windows 7. I then realises I had forgotten to place some data on the HDD so I plugged the HDD back into the same USB port.
Now the HDD:
-Does not show in 'My Computer'
-Cannot be initialized through disk management
-Says it is write protected from being initialized or put in an offline state
I have tried:
-The HDD connected to another computer
-Disconnecting HDD, uninstall drivers and reboot.
-Used a different USB cable from a drive that is working
I'm really at a brick wall. Weston Digital diagnostic tells me the drive is fine, smart scan never picked any issues up during any boot. I have not taken the drive out from its enclosure as the drive is only useful ad a portable HDD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
as you will note from the pics, my other external HDD is fine, exactly the same external WD elements SE. the working one is 750GB and the not working one is 1TB: