The light is on but nobody seems to be at home.
The WD external drive does not appear in Explorer. The only way I can get it to show up is unplug the data cable and generally fiddle about until it wakes up.
The thing seems to show up when it wants (and not when I want).
Should I disable the automatic backup software and use the WD as a simple external hard drive? I have a smaller Iomega external HD which has been working perfectly for years.