This evening mid workflow on a project my WD Passport Ultra disconnected. Not thinking much of it I unplugged and plugged it back in, but it didn’t appear on my desktop with the typical external drive icon. It’s receiving power as the LED light illuminates and I can hear it spooling up. It also appears in the WD discovery app as pictured below. Just not seemingly accessible.
If it’s worth anything it also makes a high pitch click every 20 seconds which it hasn’t done before. Not the end of the world if the device is trash, but would like to know if the hardware can be salvaged OR more importantly that data on the drive is somehow recoverable?