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External Hard Drive Off And On

Problem solved. EZ Eyes turns PC off with 1 key in Drivers & Hardware Somebody got EZ Eyes keyboards. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. I do manual back ups of my pics every month or may be two.So is this how I'm supposed to use it?

Don't know how reliable my theory is, but one homemade external with a WD HDD did die on me, I got my replacement from the company without any problem, and didn't Which is the best place to use "are"? I use my external hd for backup storage (music files, picture files) plus a backup image of my system file (Acronis True Image) to use to restore the system in the It does 3 backups during the week.

Let it sitting there and windows puts it into sleep mode when my pc is in sleep mode? All Rights Reserved. Reply Reply with quote Complain Gerry Pasternack • Veteran Member • Posts: 3,770 Re: Do you turn an external hard drive off?

  1. The only exercise Im good at is CHEWING..Don't take yourself so seriously.
  2. Thank you.
  3. Let my computer burn, but save my files!!!!!!!!!!I always leave it on when it is hooked up.
  4. during which, upload and download as many files as possible.If you experience no problem then it's probably a very good drive; after which, you can use it only when you need
  5. Just make sure where they are place allows for the device has space around it that it isn't too closely surrounded by things blocking air flow to cool it.Once again that
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  7. In reply to lmpmd • Mar 19, 2013 I use an external USB 2.0 Drive for backup, and like most it doesn't have an on/off switch.I only plug it in when
  8. He did. (Full disclosure: Fred and I both write for Windows Secrets.) But I got a very different answer from Steve Gibson, author of SpinRite, a venerable and highly-regarded hard drive

Reply Reply with quote Complain harrygilbert • Senior Member • Posts: 2,799 Re: Do you turn an external hard drive off? I have used a number of external HDDs for years, some USB and some eSATA. Consumerism by wam7from New - OldDrops of Old Glory by F5Nikonfrom FlagsDiscover more challenges » Most popular camerasFujifilm X100F6.3%Fujifilm X-T203.2%Leica SL (Typ 601)1.3%Fujifilm GFX 50S1.2%Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II1.2%Sony Alpha a99 Perhaps today's drives are more durable.

Turning on the drive a few times per day is considered normal usage and should not pose any problems. For obvious reasons. There's no on or off button that I can find. All times are GMT -5.

That one had an on-off button.-- hide signature --Larry Reply to thread Reply with quote Complain Bob Collette • Veteran Member • Posts: 3,834 Re: Do you turn an Has not cause any problems during the 10 months I have owned it!! Please rate the helpfulness of this answer Answers others found helpful How to move or copy files from one hard drive to another in Windows WD hard drive makes a repeated You need to be sure to use what is called a "media rated" safe.

Don't just unplug it. Once that happens, we cannot get the screen to come back on again, hitting any keys or mouse buttons, or even tapping the power button, does not do it. If this occurs: Try again to Safely Remove the deviceShut down your computer and then disconnect the external drive Removing the drive from a Mac Computer :In Mac OS the drive I power down seemingly without any problems.

Before unplugging the drive, it needs to be dismounted by dragging the drive to the Trash Can.Wait a few seconds after the drive has gone into the Trash Can; once the I have been pressing the switch on the drive, before disconnecting from the mains.I have found the Maxtor switches itself off when the computer is shut down. In reply to Richard • Mar 18, 2013 I bought the 4Tb USB3 Seagate Backup-Plus from Costco recently, and too was surprised there was no power switch, but the manual says Now when I have certain windows open and focused (it's always different, sometimes it's chrome, sometimes it's the control-panel and so on, there is no clear...

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. After trying this several times . . Uncheck the box Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. weblink They are certainly more susceptible to damage if they're dropped or fall over while running.

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And keep a backup. Most users outgrow their drive before repeated turning on and off becomes a problem. Am I putting myself at risk? Short useful life periods.

by anonymuse / December 18, 2005 5:51 AM PST In reply to: Another Consideration What is an "external firewire cabinet"?In another post, I asked if there was a multiple hard drive I know it's eventually going to crap out, so I bought a new Seagate 3tb from Sam's Club the other day. Click on the Power Management tab. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.

Obviously, this saves electricity and wear and tear. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Multiple External HDD Enclosure by rwalsh959 / December 18, 2005 4:20 PM PST In reply to: external firewire cabinet? There seems to be no way for me to know it's in sleep mode.