Today I connected my external HDD (WD elements) to my MBP and it was not recognised properly. The disk has two partitions, one an NTFS partition with some files and the other a Veracrypt partition. Normally when I connect the drive it will automatically mount the NTFS partition and I can manually mount the other partition through Veracrypt. However when I now connect the drive it does not do anything. When I look in the Disk Utility it only shows the drive but no volumes:
When I execute
diskutil list I get the following result:
/dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme 500.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 314.6 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 500.0 GB disk0s2 /dev/disk1 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +500.0 GB disk1 Physical Store disk0s2 1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 456.8 GB disk1s1 2: APFS Volume Preboot 21.8 MB disk1s2 3: APFS Volume Recovery 518.1 MB disk1s3 4: APFS Volume VM 1.1 GB disk1s4 /dev/disk3 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *5.0 TB disk3 1: Microsoft Reserved 134.2 MB disk3s1 2: Microsoft Basic Data 429.9 GB disk3s2 3: Microsoft Basic Data 4.6 TB disk3s3
So it seems it does recognise the partitions. When I try to mount the NTFS partition (disk3s2) it returns 'Volume on disk3s2 timed out waiting to mount'. When I try to do first aid on the drive in the Disk Utility application I get the error 'Failed to eject "WD Elements 107C Media" because it is currently in use.
Anyone got any tips for how to solve this?
Thanks in advance