As described. It’s not been so much as touched since purchase - not moved, not dropped, not nudged. It has been coddled and never exposed to any sort of physical stress.
Today I noticed it’s not showing up in my WD Smartware. I lean in to listen and it’s making a soft “click-click”
This thing is full of my data - of every sort. It is also still under warranty. What can I expect from WD? I mean, sure they can simply replace the defective drive, but how do I get my stuff off of it?
Just wondering how bad this is going to get. Thanks to all who reply.