Recently (<2 weeks) bought a WD My Book 2TB USB3 external HDD. After a seemingly random amount of time, when not in use, the drive will disappear.
I have checked under computer management -> disk management and it doesn't appear at all.
If I am running from it (watching a movie from it, etc) it won't disappear. So at this point in time I am thinking that something is powering it down, but it's not turning back on?
- The front light remains on (even during the disappearing act)
- Unplugging the power cable OR the usb cable and replugging in, the drive will come up straight away
- I haven't done any special install, I simply plugged it in, deleted all the WD junk from the drive and strated using it.