Quick question regarding external hard drive and sleep mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eternaldark, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. eternaldark macrumors newbie

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    Just a quick question

    I'm buying a 160gb passport HDD for my macbook pro and wondered if its ok to leave it plugged into USB while the laptop sleeps or do i need to disconnect it everytime?

    And also if i am swapping users do i need to unplug it sign on to next user and plug in HDD or can i leave it in?

    Reason being I want it to be as simple to use as possible for the otherhalf and save faffing about with unplugging etc

    Thanks
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Most drives will go to sleep on their own, so you shouldn't have to worry about unplugging it when your system goes to sleep.

    I don't see any reason to unplug the drive when you switch users, either. :)
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Yea it will be fine plugged in. thats what i do and i have no problems at all. i even leave it plugged in when i switch from osx to xp and still works fine
     
  4. eternaldark thread starter macrumors newbie

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