Turn External HDD On/Off with Windows

May 8, 2009 at 15:01:35
Specs: Windows Vista, Core 2 Duo E8400 / 4
Hey guys. I recently built an external HDD using the Rosewill RX-358-S enclouser. I have it connected via eSATA. I was wondering, is there any way to automatically turn my HDD on and off with the computer? I believe my other WD HDD does this, but my new built one does not. Thanks for any help.

--Ryan


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May 8, 2009 at 18:08:54
The only thing Windows can do with external USB HDDs is dismount it by right-clicking Safely Remove Hardware in the notification area. There is nothing that Windows can do to physically power it off or on for you. You have to do it manually.

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#2
May 9, 2009 at 15:27:56
Okay, thanks for the info man.

--Ryan


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