External hard drive WD Element

I had this WD element external hard drive for over a year now, which can connect to any PC or Apple, but for some reason that I myself brought recently the MacBook Pro and now my external hard drive WD Element only want work

When she wants to. I am struggling to get it working 100% every time. I know that my hard drive works cos I have connected to my old Mac G3 and I see the hard drive, but not on my MacBook Pro. What can I do to make it work every time?

You can try to perform a SMC reset. Reset the management system (SCM) controller on your Mac - Apple Support. (The previous sentence is a clickable link)

Drives external WD hard seem to get more complaints than any other player. They use a chipset of decorum and cheap components and seem to be more prone to error than the other speakers. If the gives still drive troubles you, you pourriez be able to remove the drive from its case and put it in another forum. I like the housings of OWC . I say maybe because I've seen also some WD external drives that do not use the standard SATA drives.

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