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external drive power on/off

by vivek_k47 / December 5, 2010 9:09 PM PST

i recently bought a 2TB external drive(Seagate).everthing is fine except a small issue.when i access the hard drive or using any files on it,it is ok.if it is left idle for some time (say 5-10mins) or no files on the drive are being used the hard drive turns off.And few secs later turns on and i get the autoplay options.Is there any way to get over this?

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by pgc3 / December 6, 2010 12:12 AM PST

First check your windows power settings in control panel, that could be the issue. If not it may be a setting in the external drive software, sounds like one or the other.

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by vivek_k47 / December 8, 2010 5:17 AM PST
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thank u for the advise

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You didn't say which one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2010 6:42 AM PST
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by vivek_k47 / December 8, 2010 5:16 AM PST

thanks a lot for the help.

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