Yes I'm referring to the non-functioning drive.I assume that you're referring to the non-functioning drive Alexzee? It has a few photos that I added as a test. Just another thing, it is a brand new device that I have just purchased and has never worked in Linux Mint. I have also tried it in Ubuntu - same problem.
What brand is the drive? Seagate? Western Digital?
I know you have already said that lsusb doesn't see it however; try running this for Fanboi.
sudo dmesg | tail