I have a 2020 MacBook Pro 13-inch with Monterey 12.2.1.
An old external HD of mine, a Seagate one from 2009 worked well enough on Catalina and then when I upgraded it to Big Sur; but now, in Finder, it beachballs - but only with the external HD in Finder, not any other apps.
I can open video files from it via VLC well enough.
I deleted Finder prefs, reset Finder as Group By > Name, and set the font size to a reasonable one.
As it is, Monterey works well; but the Seagate external drive is slow to load in Finder.
Is there a solution to this which would fix the beachballing? Not found beachballing when using Finder and not sure what's the best fix for this.