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.


QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    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!