WD My Book Studio LX mounts but can't access files

My drive was working fine until yesterday. It currently mounts (slower than normal) but if I try to open it, the window just shows a progress wheel and no files are listed. When trying to access the drive, it can slow my whole system down to a crawl.

I also see a small (32kb) partition that comes up in Disk Utility with Apple Partition Map. Maybe this was the stock software partition. It’s grayed out and can’t be mounted.

I tried to run Disk First Aid, here is the report:

Repairing file system.
Volume is already unmounted.
Performing fsck_hfs -fy -x /dev/rdisk6s3
Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
Checking extents overflow file.
Checking catalog file.
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking catalog hierarchy.
Checking extended attributes file.
The volume WD 2TB could not be verified completely.
File system check exit code is 8.
Restoring the original state found as unmounted.
File system verify or repair failed.
Operation failed…

Any advice appreciated.

Hello delver,

Unfortunately, It seems drive has failed and unable to mount on Mac to access its data. I would suggest contacting Data Recovery team to recover important data from the drive as it has gone end of life and WD is no longer manufacturing this drive.