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Seagate freeagent pro 500GB power on/off unsure

Freeagent pro comes with a motion sensor switch to activate HD. The orange light goes on when PC is turned on and you can hear the drive spinning. The light goes off when the PC is shut down but after 3 - 5 minutes it's off, the orange light goes on again. Is this normal? or I have to push the switch button again to turned if off or just leave the light alone since I can't feel any drive activity (spinnin)when I touched it. Thanks

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I believe it's normal as the Freeagent is responding to data on the input (eSata) cable. If you don't like the light always ON, hook it up first via USB to a Windows PC and set the light to "off" and the drive to spin down "never". If the drive loses power, you will have to do the procedure again. Otherwise, the light stays mostly constantly ON and make a nice companion to Tivo lights. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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