I think this is a bit different from other MyBook problems I’ve read at the community.
I`m having issues with an Western Digital My Book Essential 3.0 3 Tb. For 18 days I cannot use it because it has started disconnecting from the computer by itself (as if I had plugged it off) and connecting again. Now, when I connect it, it works for some 60 minutes (less if I try to move more than 4Gb from it to another drive) an then disappears from “My Computer” and produces some clicking noise.
Strange is, the external drive stays on and the computer recognizes there is some device connected, but I cannot access its files. My notebook is a Sony Vaio with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I’ve got his HDD since June, by only by early October has it started malfuctioning.
I have tried to use it plugged to another computer, but I find the same issue.
Do you know if there is something I can do which does not involve losing my data?