Several considerations on my situation:
• I’ve had mine about 5 years and it’s always acted strange at times
• Since getting a new cable 3 months ago, I haven’t had any problems using mine
• A few days ago, I transferred some data, once it was done, I hit the eject icon in ‘finder’ and then I got a message about disconnecting at the wrong time, would think that would corrupt data maybe, but not make it not available.
• Plugged it in today, and it only recognizes the drive utilities but not actual data on the drive.
• Looking to see if there are drivers to install, but I don’t even know where to start.
I’ve attached a few pics of the device and some product number things, but I’m not sure how to describe the device any better than the photos attached.