Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive External 250GB 7200rpm 480Mbps USB 2.0 External (STIUSB235250FT) Hard Drive

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The power on the simpletech 250gb HD keeps shutting off when idle i guess? im trying to backup some files that is taking a long time and when i leave it to do its business the HD stops and is unresponsive untill i start it back up and start the process all over again. same thing happens when idle for a while, ill come back and the HD is no longer visible on computer untill i restart the HD.

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Did you check the power settings? Make sure to not let the OS power down the disk at any time. Just check the Windows power settings.

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