I have several WD external drives… One of them was purchased in July - but I haven’t taken it out until now to use. I went to plug it in to my computer and noticed their is no power switch - not a big deal. I plugged it in, waited a moment, and nothing popped up. When I go to my computer - I can see everything but this drive. I thought maybe I had too much plugged in (an SD card, WD passport, and an older WD MyBook). So I unplugged my older MyBook - and still nothing.
I was able to run a test (WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostics - DLGDIAG for Windows) and see the drive under Physical Drive, but it did not appear under Logical Drive. - It gives me the Model Number, Serial Number, and says the SMART Status is PASS and the Test Result is PASS. The Firmware Number is 1050 - and it has a capacity of 3000.56 GB.
I am unsure at this point what to do. How can I access and use this hard drive without it showing up on my computer? Is there some sort of update that I may need? And if so, how does this hard drive get it - if it won’t connect?