How to get WD Elements drive to work on Raspberry Pi

I’ve taken delivery today of the 18 TB version of this drive, which I have connected to my Raspberry Pi via USB.

The Pi is able to see, and mount, the drive. But when I try to copy files over to it from another driver, it starts the copy and then the Pi crashes after a few seconds, requiring a reboot.

The WD drive is powered separately from the Pi.

I have had a lower-capacity SSD drive also connected to the Pi via USB for some months, which IS powered from the Pi, and it works fine.

Can anyone offer any advice?

Many thanks.

Hi @dumdeedum,

Please be informed that our drives are tested only on Windows and Mac OS.

For more information, you can contact Raspberry Pi support or place of purchase.