I got the WD My Book 8TB. I was able to install the WD backup software (which didn’t seem to have enough options to my liking) and run what I think was a full backup of my system this morning. This evening when I got home, I kept getting notifications from Windows 10 asking what to do when connecting external drives, with the drive letter I assigned to my MyBook. Clicking on this did nothing. The announcement came up about every 10 seconds or so.
I went into Windows settings and changed it so that there would be no action when connecting external media, but I still kept hearing notifications that a device was being connected or disconnected every few seconds. If I opened up the file explorer and set it to Computer, then my windows explorer would crash.
Disconnecting my WD My Book solved all the problems, except obviously I now cannot use the drive.
What might be causing the device to connect and disconnect every few seconds?