My Passport Goes Blank After Computer Sleeps

After going to sleep and trying to access my 4TB passport in Finder, the folder is completely empty and cannot eject unless I force eject or shut down the computer. I didn’t have this issue with my 1TB drive.

This is becoming a problem because my editing software can’t access the files in the drive unless I force eject and plug back in (computer won’t allow me to eject normally) or completely restart the computer. It’s becoming a hassle.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this it would be sincerely appreciated.

So far I have disabled “Put hard disks to sleep when possible” on my computer settings and have also disabled my passport from going into sleep. Issue still persists.