OWC Mercury Elite-Al Pro Power Off

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jimmy43, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. jimmy43 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    I have this case

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEPQ936AL2OB/

    And it has a power switch on the back. When I turn my MBP off I'd like the drives to shut off but they just stay on and I have to manually switch them off.

    Is there a way to get them to do that?

    Also is it safe to turn off the drives manually after ejecting?
  2. OWCMichael macrumors newbie


    Jun 22, 2009
    The Mercury Elite - AL Pro Dual Bay"Quad Interface" Performance RAID Enclosure does use the power switch on the rear of the unit to physically power up and down the unit. There isn't a setting which would allow the unit itself to power up and down in tandem with your MacBook Pro.

    After ejecting, or unmounting the volumes, the unit can be turned off safely.
  3. Tilpots macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    ^^If this HDD enclosure was connected to a "smart" power strip would it hurt the drives to be powered off when the connected computer went to sleep?
  4. jimmy43 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Thanks for the quick answer. :)

    Does the enclosure put the drives to sleep after a certain amount of time (after my mbp has been shut off or in sleep mode) or do they just work at full power until you turn them off?

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