Hi all, I hope you are all dandy and I thank you in advance for any light shed on this little predicament of mine.
I'm currently in Borneo shooting a short film for a conservation outfit. I'm using an older MacBook Pro (2012) with macOS Sierra. My external drive is a Seagate 1TB Slimline Media Drive.
So here's the deal. Everything worked fine yesterday, then today when I tried to connect the drive to the MacBook, nothing happened. After around 45 seconds I received the message 'The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer', along with three options (Initialise, Ignore & Eject). The drive shows up in Finder, but not under it's usual name (Carl1), instead it's displayed as 'Seagate BUP Slim Media'. Here's a few screenshots:
I've tried other peoples drives on this laptop and they show no signs of issue. I've also tried my drive on other laptops, and I get the same response. I've tried using different usb cables too, also without any luck.
I'm currently running a trial version of 'EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard', so far to no avail.
I don't possess the technical swag to determine how/why partition mapping no longer seems to be supported, but I'm guessing this is contributing towards the problem. I've backed up a great deal of the footage on the drive (around 200GB), but there's still a bunch of stuff on there I'm not quite ready to lose!
Any advice on what could be done from a remote island with relatively intermittent internet connection to remedy this catastrophe would be overwhelmingly appreciated.
Thank you all again in advance and have a splendid day!