Well it hasn't completely died, but it's on its way out. Sounds like the head is getting stuck to the disk because every now and then it makes a nice clicking sound lol
Getting another 4Tb drive delivered tomorrow, I knew at the time that I ordered my current SeaGate one that I might be asking for trouble, I've never had much luck with SeaGate disks but it was on special offer at a time when disk drive prices went through the roof due to tsumanis in Japan if I remember correctly. 3 or 4 years ago..? Can't remember now.
In the meantime I've copied my essential stuff to another drive temporarily. Bloody pain in the arse!
At least that explains why Medium kept on crashing I think!
I lost a 2Tb drive too around a year or so ago, this one went completely dead - made a horrific whining noise whenever the PC tried to access it. I was worried it was going to burst into flames lol. That happened to me once too, whatever you do DON'T try putting a Mac drive into a PC...it'll go up in smoke lmfao Bloomin thing set my cables on fire too lololol