External drive ensclosure (USB) that spins down when computer in sleep mode?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by glitch44, May 1, 2007.

  1. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    Are there any external drive ensclosures (USB) that spin down when apples computers go into sleep mode?

    the Mybook series? I know they go to sleep when the computer is off. Is it the same for sleep?

    Thanks for any help you can provide...
  2. fairnymph macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2007
    Chapel Hill, NC
    The elite mercury pro from OWC enclosure I'm using is such that the HD (which is Windows NTFS format though I'm using it with my aluminum powerbook g4) spins down when it hasn't been actively used for a while -- ie the computer doesn't even have to be asleep.

    I'm using the firewire 800 connection but it has USB as well.
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Yes, and they spin down when not accessed for a while.

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