File explorer and WD external HDD


  1. Posts : 104
    windows 10 pro
       #1

    File explorer and WD external HDD


    File explorer is struggling with my 2 external WD My Book 3TB HDD

    Problems:
    1 of the drives will keep running randomly all night (and gets real hot) after PC shut down.
    When trying to write a batch to one of the drives explorer keeps trying to access the drive, cannot open it and becomes unresponsive (task bar icons disappear).

    No new software available from WD

    Robbie
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 35,587
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, this might help you:
    Hard Disk - Turn Off After Idle in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Obvious question: is the drive you have problems writing to the same as the one that doesn't spin down?
    Related: have you checked the SMART parameters?
    (There is freeware you can use for that - just search if unsure).
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 104
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Can try to do that, although a sleep (standby) mode is already programmed in WD Smartware. It works most of the time but a few times a week it's a problem.

    dalchina said:
    Hi, this might help you:
    Hard Disk - Turn Off After Idle in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Obvious question: is the drive you have problems writing to the same as the one that doesn't spin down?
    Related: have you checked the SMART parameters?
    (There is freeware you can use for that - just search if unsure).
      My Computers


 

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