Sleeping with external hdd

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by creeman, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. creeman macrumors 6502

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    I current bought a 750 GB hard drive and put it in an OWC external enclosure. My question is, when I put the computer to sleep, how do I put the external to sleep also? Or do I have to unmount before putting it sleep? Right now, when I close the lid, the power light on the external stays lit up, thus sucking power from my computer!
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you will have to first unmount the drive from the computer, then power it down manually (assuming its a 3.5" drive).
     
  3. creeman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well its actually a 2.5" but I think that is my only option, which is somewhat depressing.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh i see, it will power down automatically when you eject the drive only. the light will stay on but almost 0w power will be used (even when not ejected).
     

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