External Hard Drive "Sleeping?"?
My hard drive is giving me a seriously hard time.
Its a WD Hardrive 4TB, the other is also a WD but a 1TB and I have a MacBook Pro, Mojave 10.14.6.
When it turns on it looks fine, then within minutes all the folders show empty or take forever to load up. However, If its actively transferring to my other drive, it lasts a lot longer before the file show empty. My other drive will pause before loading its as well, just not as dramatically. It does not allow me to properly eject it and when I improperly eject it the icon stays on the screen, my other drive will allow me to eject it and removes the icon.I can access all of the files if I do so quickly.
- Laurence ILv 73 weeks ago
the discussion below, though old still applies for the mac sleep(power) settings. Or use one of the many Touch applications that regularly do a simple drive read operation to Touch its time to sleep by performing a simple read operation of it.Source(s): https://community.wd.com/t/4tb-g-drive-sleeps-freq... https://community.wd.com/t/wd-elements-how-to-prev...
- DavidLv 73 weeks ago
You need to check whether the drive or the enclosure is developing a fault. Initially run the WD diagnostics available from the WD website. If the drive is under warranty contact WD support.
- Pearl LLv 73 weeks ago
just take it to a computer store and let them fix it