So, after about a year of (rare) usage, my drive decided to die.
Symptoms: Disappeared from My Computer. Went to Disk Management and it’s a black partition with status Unknown. I can’t format it, can’t initialize it, and since there’s no way to access it, I can’t use any Disk Recovery software to try to recover it…
Attempts: Tried using different computer, Data cable, power cable, USB port, different OS. Tried on new clean OS and installs all WD software (including the Quick formatter that does nothing) and try to access the drive…Nothing works.
Any ideas or should I just submit an RMA?