for those who wanted dmesg:
403.888131] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Sense Key : Data Protect [current]
[ 403.888137] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Add. Sense: Write protected
[ 403.888143] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 08 00
[ 403.888155] end_request: critical target error, dev sdb, sector 2048
[ 403.888161] Buffer I/O error on device sdb1, logical block 0
[ 403.888165] lost page write due to I/O error on sdb1
[ 403.888189] EXT4-fs error (device sdb1): __ext4_get_inode_loc:3680: inode #8: block 705: comm mount: unable to read itable block
[ 403.888232] EXT4-fs (sdb1): no journal found

This is the last few lines.

also, ubuntu says it cant mount it when i plug it in or click on it. So i assume it is unmounted