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Cannot mount WD Elements external drive, unsure if corrupted or fixable

As @ChrisDavies suggested, I plugged the drive into a Windows machine and ran the repair utility that popped up. It ran quickly, and afterwards I was able to mount the drive on my Linux machine ...
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Shred a bad HDD

I think the issue is going to be the failure mode. If something is wrong with the electronics, it will probably keep failing everywhere. If something has gone wrong in the media, it will fail ...
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Harddisk serial number from terminal?

none of the existing answers addresses the condition when you have a RAID card in the system, when /dev/sda is actually not a disk, and many of the commands in the answers above will give you the ...
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