Safely remove external hard disk

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Safely remove external hard disk

Postby andreya on Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:27 pm

i want to ask u guys
why
when i eject my external hard disk (by clicking the eject icon in devices list)
my external hard disk stil spinning and the power led still turning on ?

what i expect is
when i eject my external hard disk
my external hard disk
spinning down and the power is turning off
just like when i safely remove in windows8

how to fix it?
thanks before

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Re: Safely remove external hard disk

Postby DrHu on Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:32 pm

Unless you have active data running or being saved, any exit/logoff from the system will shut down/close that external drive (I assume usb connected, although there are also network (Ethernet) ones or even firewire (IEEE1394)))

And I also have to assume you can read/use and update your data on that external drive: correct!
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