Ok, this may sound odd, it sure sounds odd to me! But here goes.
I have a USB3 My Book Essentials 2TB external drive. My computer just suddenly started rebooting randomly. Or so I thought. I have now narrowed it down to when I am exploring the MBE 2TB. It is only when I explore the drive. I am guessing it sits in an idle power saving state when it is not being accessed because it is always connected and always on. It is only when I use Windows Explorer or Adobe Bridge to navigate the drive, and sure enough, it eventually causes the computer to reboot as if the ‘reset’ button had been pressed.
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and I have the SES WD driver installed.
Has anyone else had an issue like this, anybody have any idea what it could be?? I have noticed when I plug the USB3 cable in I see a couple of sparks. I never saw this on my old motherboard when I used USB3.