I just got a dreaded message after plugging in my master drive that says mac OS can’t repair the disk. Back up the disk and reformat it. Luckily, the disk is backed up. My mac is running 10.15.7. Do you think upgrading my OS could help? What a pain in the ass. This drive isn’t that old. And just when I have a bunch of work to do.
Certainly frustrating but illustrates for all of us that ALL hard drives will fail eventually. Some fail sooner, some later but eventually all will do so. I’m glad you had a backup. With a proper backup system, the rule of three, one local, one elsewhere, and one in the cloud, a drive failure is an inconvenience instead of a disaster. Unfortunately, one must plan on these unpredictable events by having a spare drive ready to go should a drive decide to head south.