WD Elements 12TB (WDBWLG0120HBK-NESN) - Issues When Ejecting Drive then Connecting Again

I own 5 of these same exact external hard drives and typically connect one at a time.

Mac Mini:
macOS Big Sur

After fully successfully ejecting one drive and connecting another drive, most of the time the new connected drive will not show up in the “Finder” window.
I have to restart Mac Mini in order for it to show up, very inconvenient.

Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated!


Please refer to the following KBA article: How to test a drive for defects or problems on a Mac