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Seagate st310005fdb2e1-rk. 1TR external hard drive.
Urban legend says that i need to turn the power off when not using my external hard drive or it will fry. . (this model has no power swtich, so i would be unplugging the power supply and re-plugging it). Is this true. ? One person out of 2 says i need to disconnect the power supply until i want to use it again but no one will tell me 100% for sure.
Can i leave it plugged in, with power on, on the idle setting or should i unplug it to stop it from burning out.
No one will say 100% either way because there is no 100% answer. If you leave it plugged in at all times it will most likely burn out the power supply faster than if you disconnect it when not in use. It was not intended for constant on situations or designed for that. You should be able to unplug the power from the external hard drive itself however that won't save your power supply. I would put it on a power strip with a switch and use the switch to turn it on and off when I needed it.
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