My Passport 1T from 2017 not recognized

Hello I cant get any operating system/device to recognize my mass store. I downloaded the WD company driver, and that did not help. This device worked a year ago. Thank you, Bob.

chances are that the USB logic has failed so try removing the disk form the unit

I have several USB SATA cables which seem to be more durable and the allow any laptop disk to be connected to a PC

I have more USB-A but my last one is USB-C which is now the way of the future

thank you so much, so remove disk, reinstall, and get a better usb cable

USB SATA cables are low cost I found eBay to have lot of them for sale

OK. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. Bob.