I have several My Passport Ultra 1TB portable hard drives that I use to backup various media files (mp3, mp4, avi). They are the PC versions that I’ve reformatted for use with my Mac. (Mac OS Extended)
I’ve notice that on one of the drives the activity LED light pauses or hangs while the drive is being read / written to. Hopefully, that is the right set of terms. What I mean to say is if I’m backing up files or playing those files directly from the external drive, instead of blinking constantly, the light will occasionally stay solid for a second or two.
If I’m listening to an mp3 or watching a video playback is not interrupted. After transferring files the folder size is exactly the same as the original.
I’ve ran verify in disk utility on the drive and it says everything appears to be fine. I’ve never dropped the drive or removed it improperly.
I tried asking WD support directly, but they weren’t any help and didn’t even respond to my last inquiry.
Does anyone know why the LED would pause like this? TIA