I am new here and I hope, I have the right Forum: I recently bought a WD-Black 12 TB, but not for Xbox but my Macbook Pro M1 Pro (MOS Monterey). The Drive is shutting down after a few minutes of not being used. It doesnt disconnect all the way, but when I want to use it again, It tages several seconds to start spinning again, I can hear that. This can happen when I just use (pause using) it in the Finder or Davinci Resolve for example. Also weird is, that it sometimes “wakes up”, when I am not doing anything with it.
Is that the sleep mode? My research regarding that didnt help. Also the WD-software for calibrating external drives seems not to work for the WD-Black. Or is this drive really just made for Xbox and not for Computers? It is really annoying though, so thanks for any help or idea!!
To resolve the hard drive auto eject issue, tweak the power management settings of Mac, as shown here:
• Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
• On Terminal, type “pmset –g | grep disksleep” and hit Return.
• Check the value of disksleep. If it is low, provide a significant number.
• Type “sudo pmset –a disksleep #” (here, replace # with a suitable number) and hit Return.
• Provide the admin password when prompted.
• Check the changed sleep value using the “pmset –g | grep disksleep” command.
The above solution will fix the drive auto-eject problem. Now, use the hard drive to save and access data as usual.