Elements external drive disconnecting from Mac after working well for a couple years

My WD Elements external 4TB drive has been disconnecting daily for the past few days. On the Mac I get a warning about not ejecting it before disconnecting. But I didn’t disconnect it. Rebooting the drive doesn’t fix it. I have to reboot the entire computer. Is my drive going bad?

Actually, I just checked. The drive is 5 years old, not a couple.

Hi @letterk,

Have you opened a Support Case? If not opened, for more information, please contact the WD Technical Support team for the best assistance and troubleshooting:

Thanks. I just submitted a case.