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Shutdown procedure My Maxtor One Touch 4 is powered 24/7 and attached to my desktop. How do I safely power off the One Touch 4 when I need to remove PC and Maxtor One Touch from their elctrical connection during a storm or perioed of extended absence? Thank you.

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  • yoyoma1 May 11, 2010

    I have the same question. When I tried to use "safely remove hardware" it just says "the device cannot be stopped right now." I'm thinking of just disconnecting the USB cable, then the power. I figure without a computer connection it will probably go into some sort of idle that's ok to power down. Too bad there's no power button on the drive itself.

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Well before you shut down the computer, double click on the little icon in the bottum right of the screen that says (safely remove hardware) and then you can choose from a list of all the plug n play hardware you have plugged in....double click the correct one and click on stop. then shut down the computer, then unplug the power.

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