G-Drive 6TB Slow to Wake Up

I am using the G-Drive 6TB for my working design folders and documents. It’s very slow in waking up when accessing any documents or design files. I am using a Western Digital 6TB for my Time Machine backups. I am thinking of reversing the hard drives since I never had a delay issue with Western Digital.

I have my MacBook Pro 2014 Energy Saver Settings set to NOT Put hard disks to sleep when possible. So, I don’t know why this is happening.

I appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you!