Question External drive not detected, LED won't turn on

Phunguz

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Hey all, so here's the story: I purchased a new WD 10TB and wanted to start backing up my other drives to it. My other drives include a Seagate 2 TB and a Samsung T3 250GB, both of which have been great since I got them. So I go to transfer about 800GB from the 2TB to the 10TB, and while it's copying over the files, the write speed drops to 0. Then things start getting weird. The LED on the Seagate stopped turning on, and every time I plug it in it's not detectable, and does this weird thing where it temporarily disables my keyboard and mouse (keyboard plugged in via USB, mouse is BT). The format is exFAT and it was working perfectly fine just the other day. The drive shows up on device manager, but not the disk manager. I'm using a Dell XPS 15 9570. Both of the other drives work just fine, but now for some reason the Seagate simply doesn't work.

Would appreciate any thoughts you might have, hoping I didn't totally brick this drive.
 

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