I created a topic a couple days ago about my 3TB WD MyBook not working. Well, last night I got it to work. If I leave it unplugged for about an hour, and then plug it back into my computer, I can get it to load for about five minutes or so and play files off of it. However, after about five minutes it just disconnects, and if I attempt to unplug and re-plug the power back into the outlet or hook the USB up to my computer, nothing happens. I usually have to wait about an hour or so before it will work again - and then it disconnects immediately.
What would this imply? An issue with something internally or just an issue with one of the cables? I don’t understand why it works briefly and then stops - at least I know my data is fine, but it’s still quite annoying that I have no way of recovering anything off the drive since the five minutes (give or take) isn’t enough to move anything over to my desktop.