WD external hard drive takes long time to spin up Tags: Hard Drives Windows Explorer Western Digital Computer External Hard Drive Storage Last response: December 24, 2010 2:42 PM in Storage Share prince4world December 24, 2010 9:41:32 AM My WD external hard drive when connected to computer gets detected but takes at least 2hrs. to display the drives in windows explorer. why does it taking such a long time? what may be the problem. please help More about : external hard drive takes long time spin Emerald a c 93 G Storage December 24, 2010 2:42:27 PM I would back up the data on the drive, and then run a scandisk on it to make sure the drive is not going bad. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hard drive takes to long to spin up Forum Hard Drive Takes Ages To Spin Up?!?! Forum Solvedmy wd external hard drive isnt showing up Forum My 1TB WD external hard drive is not showing up under MY PC. Device manager is showing it but I can't access it. Can you help? Forum WD My Passport 500GB external hard drive shows up as local disk and lags Forum Dell E5400 w/ New Hard Drive Takes Long Time to Install Windows Forum SolvedNewer hard drive causing long boot up time. Forum SolvedExternal WD5000AAKS Won't Spin up Forum WD My Book Essential 1T External Hard drive won't show up on PC Forum 3tb WD My Book external hard drive not showing up Forum Toshiba 1TB External Hard Drive spinning up, but it's not recognised by WIndows 7 Forum 40gb WD Hard Drive In External Case Won't Show Up On PS3 Forum SolvedGPU Fan takes a long time to start when PC is first loaded up Forum SolvedPC takes a long time to boot from SSD when IDE drive is connected (after replacing motherboard) Forum How do i back up my word program on a wd external hard drive? Forum How do i back up my word program on a wd external hard drive? Forum Solvedold computer takes long time to start up Forum SolvedHard Drive failing to spin up, but when mounted works fine Forum Solved3tb WD My Book 1140 Media external hard drive not working Forum Solved2TB WD External Hard Drive I/O Error Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !