External harddrive beep (WD MyPassport 2TB)

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  1. imDanish macrumors newbie

    imDanish

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    Hello kind people of MacRumors,

    Today is a sad day! I got home as per usual and connected my external harddrive in order to transfer some files to it.

    However, it seems to be broken in a weird way. After some attempts I managed to get macOS to recognize the drive and showing it in the finder - but after a few seconds it beeps one time and the drive sort of freezes. I can still see it in Finder but I just get spinning beachball whenever I try to access the files.

    Any of you got any idea of what I can do here?

    Quick video of the issue: https://streamable.com/u3y5u

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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  3. imDanish thread starter macrumors newbie

    imDanish

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    Hello! It’s formatted in JHFS+
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    The can you right click on the mounted drive and see if says anything about the drive sleeping!
     
  5. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Tried the drive in another mac? Tried different USB ports?
     

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