I have a My Book Essential 1.6t which was made in 2011 or 2012. This is an old drive of mine which I unearthed from my closet. When I plugged it into my mac I noticed that I could read and copy files but I could not write or delete. I backed up the whole drive. Good thing I did that because then I tried to format with disk utility and now I can’t read the drive.
I tried to format it with Mac Journaled. Maybe that was my mistake. It is an old drive. There was an error message and now it says “failed to initialize”. I don’t need any data from this drive but I would still like to use it. How do I fix this drive? Thanks