WD 1023 usb elements

I have a WD 1023 usb elements and it is the worst drive I have ever owned. I have been in IT since 1989 and the one thing you need is dependibility. This drive shows as formatted then next time i turn on the pc it is unallocated. It is for backups of backups and i am throwing it in the bin. I do not and have never moved the drive other than testing on other PC’s / Laptop within the same room. Most unstable hardware I have ever used.

Albert Einstein

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Well these drives bring question to this statement!

Hello and welcome to the community,

Seems like the partition gets corrupted. Have you tried using it on another computer? you can also try another USB cable if possible. Also I recommend you run a diagnostic on the drive using WD DLG.