Back up drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Loke2112, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Loke2112 macrumors regular

    Loke2112

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    Good Morning,

    I keep all my media on a back up 500 gig drive and have gone back and forth between leaving it plugged in for quick access and ejecting it to keep it safe from mechanical failure etc. I would prefer to just leave it plugged in but wanted to get some other opinions.

    I appreciate any feedback.
     
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  3. Dream Loader macrumors newbie

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    i would just leave it plugged in. it would take a lot of time ejecting it and plugging it back in
     
  4. Loke2112 thread starter macrumors regular

    Loke2112

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    I decided that since it is plugged into an external 7 port powered USB that I would just unplug that when I shut down to save wear and tear. I hope thats a good idea.
     

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