I have the 3TB drive (WDBACW0030HBK) that started acting weird since last week
I was copying some data from my girlfriend’s laptop to the drive when it popped a text box indicating some kind of “delayed” data transfer error, and then it stopped receving any data the laptop sent thronwing a driver reading error
I removed the drive from the laptop and plugged it into my pc and it wasn’t recognized, the pc makes the “plug-in” sound everytime you connect an usb device, it tries to install the drivers but ends in an error saying they can’t be located
I tried installing the drivers the WD page has, but the drive only shows up in “Printers and other devices” as “My Book 1130” , it does not appear under my pc or in the Disk Manager (it only showed up once in the Disk Manager but i couldn’t modify anything, it didn’t let me saying the volume was not ready)
The disk only seems to work “fine” when I Unplug it and leave it like for 2-3 days and then connect it to the pc, it shows up fine, can access it, but it “dies” after a couple of minutes leaving me back to the start of the problems
Navigating throught Device Manager each time the drive is plugged it shows the WD SES Device USB Device with a yellow triangle under "Other devices and a IDE Controller also shows up with a yellow Triangle (AWYOICKZ in this case)
This repeats on every pc/lap I’ve connected it to, is my driver dead? or should I try and format it when it shows up after the 3 day unplug?