Quick question regarding external hard drive and sleep mode

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

  1. eternaldark macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006
    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

  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    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


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    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

    Oct 29, 2006

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