Why would my WD Passport Ultra suddenly begin to beep? It occurs about every 30-seconds with one quick beep. Is there a fix for it? Thank you!
Sometimes, a hard drive can start beeping due to a failure of its electronic components to supply enough power to the motor. The beeping sound actually comes from the spindle motor hub as it tries in vain to spin the platters. WD My Passport Ultra drive uses the USB cable for both data and power and a faulty or incompatible cable can cause the drive to click or beep. For more information refer to the link below: