I just got a WD MyBook Essential 3TB USB 3.0. It seems to work fine, including the USB 3.0 speeds.
However, every 10 seconds (I’ve timed it), it makes an annoying sound (as if the spindle is moving briefly) and blinks exaclty 4 times even though it is NOT being used (e.g. no files are being transferred to/from it although it’s plugged in).
Now, this is incredibly annoying because it happens 6 times a minute, every minute, of every hour, of every day while I’m trying to concentrate on work. It’s like the Chinese Water Torture of hard drives, especially since it’s right up there on my desk where I work, mocking me every 10 seconds.
Do all MyBook Essential drives do this or is mine defective? Can this be fixed? If I can’t get this fixed, I will have to return it and get a different hard drive because it’s driving me crazy!
Thanks for your help.