I have been using the Mobile 4TB USB 3.0 drive for a while without issues. Recently, the drive is extremely slow to mount and show up as a usable drive in Windows 10.
When I plug it in, it will spin up, and the led light will do the quick blink. Normally, the LED would blink for a few seconds, and then stop blinking and the drive becomes available. But now, the LED will blink continuous for about 10 to 15 minutes before the drive shows up in Explorer that I can click and open. Sometimes I wait for over 30 minutes before giving up and unplug it. Once the drive is available, I can use it normally. During the wait, I can hear the drive spinning and once a while some click sounds. I have tried it on my Surface Pro and my desktop computer with the same problem.
I checked the SMART values and everything is fine there. Anyone know how to fix this?