Portable Ext Drives

I have several ext drives, some ssd, some hdd. Just lately, they all run constantly from the moment they are connected , even when nothing is processed to them. This certainly is not healthy . Does this mean , if I need to reinstall after a classic Windows crash . I may find a drive dead ? These WD Drives did not run like this for a long period after purchase.

Thank You

Hi @xStar67,

Please refer to the below link to troubleshoot the issue:

Title: Windows or macOS Cannot Find My Drive
Link: Windows or macOS Cannot Find My Drive

Please test the health of your drive using the Western Digital Drive utility:

Title: Setting up and using WD Drive Utilities
Link: Setting up and using WD Security and WD Drive Utilities