I'm having the sleep problem with this drive and I already read the article about using a timed backup software to keep it awake. It's a decent solution, but I have another question: Once the drive is asleep, HOW DO I WAKE IT UP?
I have MacOS Leopard, and when the drive goes to sleep the Volume just disappears from my finder, and I don't see a way to wake it up from MacOS or the WD Service. Unplugging the HD won't do the trick 'cos it's asleep, and the only option I find is holding down it's power button for a while until it turns off, and then turn it back on... or removing the power cord and plugging it back again, but this is an awful solution. Is there a button on the drive to wake it up or something? :O