Just replaced my older Win10 Dell desktop with a new Win10 Dell desktop.
After attaching both of my WD external USB drives neither drive will Idle or go into System standby.
Both are Fast flashing showing Activity.
Neither drive has activity showing in Task Manager but they are actively spinning.
If I touch the drive housing I can feel that the drives are spinning.
On the old Win10 desktop both drives would go into Idle / System standby as I expect they should.
Just tried both drives on my Win10 Dell laptop and both drives go into Idle / System standby.
Been all over the internet since I got the new desktop and tried everything suggested but nothing seems to help.
Read the suggestions posted here but nothing helped.
Tried deinstalling / reinstalling the USB host controllers in Device Manager. That didn’t help.
Desktop and laptop have latest Win10 updates.
Both are Fast flashing, approximately 3 times per second showing Activity on the status leds.
LED Appearance Power State/Activity
On steady Idle
Fast flashing, approximately 3 times per second Activity
Slow flashing, approximately every 2.5 seconds System standby
Any other suggestions ?