I recently experienced this issue, I’ve had this drive for quite some time. At first it was suddenly telling me across all my computers that I did not have access and access was denied.
This escalated into outright not having the drive visible at all.
I then noted in Disk Management that it does show up…Not Initialized…even when clicking to do this I encounter a fatal error and cannot even Initialize it losing all data as stupidly this is what drives do, even though their very existence is to shield and store your valuable data.
Of course, I can go with the typical, I have my entire music collection, valuable images and videos of various degrees as well as a decent amount of notes and more for my book. Losing this data is as expected for anyone who bought these things in the first place, a drastic blow.
if there is at the very least a way to repair this (which I largely doubt) or a method to at least get something to recognize the drive so I can get my data so I can thus put this external rightfully in the trash where it belongs would be pleasant.
Any help is greatly appreciated