If you're only reading from the hard drive, you can always turn it off with no problem. When writing to hard drive though, you want to go through a standard procedure. How do the movies get onto this hard drive in the first place? Do you put them on there via a computer, or do you have some gadget you haven't mentioned?
I use a 1tb Seagate expansion drive to watch movies on my Samsung TV. Is it alright to turn the hard drive off at the wall before I turn off my TV or should I always turn the TV off first before I turn off the hard drive. I just don't want the hard drive spinning when I'm not watching anything from it but I'm not sure if this will corrupt the data.