WD 1TB My Passport: Windows Event ID 153

Every couple hours I get an Event ID 153 in the Windows event log. What does it mean and why does it appear? Is the drive dying?

The IO operation at logical block address 0x2bc88 for Disk 2 (PDO name: \Device\0000004c) was retried.
The IO operation at logical block address 0x0 for Disk 2 (PDO name: \Device\0000004c) was retried.
The IO operation at logical block address 0x22 for Disk 2 (PDO name: \Device\0000004c) was retried.

Hello artifact4727,

I would suggest you to test the drive with WD Drive Utilities to diagnose for any possible errors.

Refer the link mentioned below for more information.

I tried the WesternDigitalDataLifeguardDiagnostic, the tool was not able to determine what the error is.

I think the drive is also starting to have symptoms like ejecting itself / randomly losing connectivity as described by other users in in the community. I hope WD can fix that maybe by a firmware update?

Btw. I also have a WD Elements 500GB drive which never has issues like that.