Vacation shut down of external HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi all,
    If I'm going on vacation for a couple of weeks, is it advisable to turn off my external hard drive as well as my iMac? I have them both plugged into a UPS and know I will turn off my Al iMac running Leopard 10.5.4, but I am not sure if it makes sense to turn off the G-Tech external backup drive as well. Any ideas? Thanks in advance,
    Morod
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    I would always advise turning off your hardware when away for an extended period of time.
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

    scienide09

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    Agreed. I would even consider disconnecting the electric feed entirely. You won't need it while gone.
     

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