WD My Passport Ultra is about to die
My WD Passport Ultra 1TB, lived for a long 2-3 years, never any issues, but recently it start work really slow, and take a long time to respond. Likely, I was able to recover all the data from it, and tried to reincarnate the drive.
I'm mac user, and Disk Utility app (mac default) can format (erase) it, but if I'll run the First Aid, it will show me the error, and suggest to back up the data. The WD utility, acting really weird on my 2015 MacBook pro, it crashing all the time. However, it can check the S.M.A.R.T. status, but can't run quick or complete test of the drive.
The question is, any suggestion how I can repair it using other software, maybe from Windows? Could it be bad sectors, or other issues? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!