I have had a 3TB drive hooked up to my WD live for over 3 years with no problems. Yesterday I decided to unplug it from the WDTV and hook it into my new laptop that is running W10. Figured it would be easier to transfer a couple of large files via USB vs LAN. Files transferred with no issues, but when plugged the drive into the WDTV, it would not recognize the drive. In fact, it starts to connect the drive, ie I see the message at the top stating its connecting the USB drive but after 4-5 seconds the message disappears and the flashing light is gone. Going into my local drive section and its not showing up. When I plug the drive in my laptop its recognized with no issues!!
I’ve done the following:
- checked the drive with scan disk-no errors found-no help
2)Deleted the WDTV folder on the drive, maybe corrupted-no help
3)Decided to just format the drive, NTFS, -no help
4)Tried transfering a couple of files to another external drive I have using my laptop, then plugged that drive into the WDTV and no go either.
Also, I have two WDTV’s in the house, only one usually has drives connected to it while the other is just networked to the other, but even that one when I try plugging in the ext HD does the same thing…ie shows that the USB is connecting but then after 4-5 seconds it disappears… and isn’t recognized.
Is W10 doing something to the external while its plugged in that is different than W7? I was previously using a W7 machine and could easily plug a drive into my comp and back to the WDTV with no issues.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions!!