I recently bought a new My Passport Ultra 2TB and formatted it exfat for use on my 2010-era MacBook Pro. I’ve used three different WD Passport external hard drives (both Mac specific versions and PC refromatted versions) up until this point and never had a problem.
But with this new one, every time I restart my computer, the drive is never detected. I will unplug it from the usb and reconnect and it will be detected for a few seconds and then lose connection again.
I have to put my MacBook to sleep mode (by simply closing it) and then wake it back up and connect the drive again to get it to connect and stay connected. I literally have to do this every time after a restart.
Any ideas as to what the issue is? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.