So ive had this hard drive for over 3 months and it has now decided to stop reading on my pc. ive tried multiple solutions including changing cord, trying on a different system and such. i tried it on my buddys PC but it still wont show up at all. Any advice?
WD - My Passport 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Hardware Encryption (Latest Model) - Black
There can be various reasons for an HDD to become unresponsive. Reconnecting the HDD won’t help in most cases. The HDD remains visible and may be detected by the system if you connect it to another PC, but it doesn’t respond.
Below are few possible reasons for HDD being unresponsive:
- A Lot of bad sectors
- Infected File (Virus or Malware)
- Driver issue
- Mechanical failure
You can try the below options to resolve the issue:
- Run CHKDSK
- Use an Antivirus & Anti-Malware tool
- Re-install the drivers
Here, I suggest you to check out the below blog to know the possible solutions for this issue: https://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/how-to-fix-not-responding-hard-drive/
Hope this will help.