Essentially the disk WDC WD30EZRX failed in about 10 days of work time.
It went offline and it’s impossible to initialize it again because:
The IO operation at logical block address 0x22c800 for Disk 1 (PDO name: \Device\000000e3) failed due to a hardware error.
I got another identical disk from which I could swap the printed board. Not sure it would work, nor if this is feasible without damaging the drive.
I am sure data on the disk are safe and readable, so I need a way to bypass this error.
I’d need to know before returning the disk under warranty for a replacement.
PS the disk spins and keeps turning normally. No strange noise at all, nor headings moving around.