Question The weirdest Hard drive failure

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The weirdest thing happened 2 days ago. My EXFAT formatted portable Hard drive (Seagate Slim), suddenly Unmounted from my Mac and never came back on again. The drive spins when I connect it, the light shows but it doesn’t get recognized on the Mac or on disk utility or even system profiler on both Macs.

I then tried Windows 10 on Parallels for Mac and the drive showed on disk management but no drive letter no partition and no volume. Just a cd rom letter showed. I swapped the usb c bridge adapter for the drive with another from a second seagate drive and it didn’t make a difference.

It’s unbelievable how it stopped working just like that. The drive makes no noise, it’s spinning properly. No clicks no beeps etc. yet it seems it’s dead. What do you think?
 
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I’m expecting a new housing case tomorrow. I’ll try that and see if it works. Though I did swap the housing sata connector with another from a seagate hard drive and it still didn’t work.
 
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I have a feeling this is the culprit. When I use it to connect another drive it takes a while to Mount. But when I connect the drive through a standard usb c to usb hub it mounts with no issues.
 

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