Will my external HDD turn off when not being used?
When my externally powered HDD is plugged into the AirPort Extreme and not being accessed will it turn off?
It normally powers down when plugged into a laptop and the laptop is turned off.
Otherwise the external HDD will be constantly running day and night, limiting it's life.
- Asked by Joe And E from Leamington Spa
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station
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1 Answer from the Community
Hello. On my AirPort Extreme Base Station I have a Seagate FreeAgent Desk for Mac. The HDD does turn off when not in use. I hope this helps!
- Answered by Dean S from Encino