Does your mac shut off your external USB HD when you shut it down?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by farmermac, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    Does your mac shut off your external backup hard disk when shutting down? Maybe not shut it off, but at least send a "spin-down" command?
     
  2. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I have a 500GB Seagate Freeagent Go USB, a 1.5TB Seagate Freeagent FW800 and a homebrew Eagle Consus/1TB Samsung Spinpoint. I've also have good luck with the Maxtor Onetouch series and the WD Passports that I have previously owned.

    It depends on the enclosure electronics. Some of them don't listen to the spindown command from the Mac..
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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  4. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Yes, and there is the option in Sys Prefs/Energy to spin them down when not in use for a while too.
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    LaCie D2 Firewire (circa 2003), shuts down and starts up with my G4 iMac. Also sleeps when not in use.
     

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