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Why doe’s this HDD enclosure never turn off?

Why doe’s this HDD enclosure never turn off is it designed this way?



I was planning on using this enclosure to house my primaryrecorded TV storage drive.





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I was expecting this enclosure to sleep when PC enters sleepit stays on including the fan.



I was expecting this enclosure to turn off when PC ispowered off it stays on including the fan.



Doe’s Roswill expect me to get out of my Lazyboy walk to thePC and flip a on/off switch and just leave it on in the middle of the night fanis to loud to be on at night?



Edit: if this enclosure never turns off or sleeps doe’s theHDD inside continue to spin?



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Are you using the USB or eSATA interface? Does the behavior change depending on the interface?
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Isn't there an option in the power management in the control panel to turn off the drives, monitor, etc at specific times? You may try looking there.
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Isn't there an option in the power management in the control panel to turn off the drives, monitor, etc at specific times? You may try looking there.
I think that's going to be a bit irrelevant when his computer is either sleep or off.
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I have a different hard drive enclosure, but the hard drive itself does go to sleep. The enclosure is always on. The enclosure has a separate fan switch and power switch.

I power down the various enclosures (switch OFF) as well as unplug the USB connector when not in use.
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I've only seen a handful of drive enclosures, but isn't it a general rule of thumb that if it has an on/off switch that it's not likely to turn off automatically?
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Are you using the USB or eSATA interface? Does the behavior change depending on the interface?
currently connected w/ USB2 was actualley intended on eSATA for more speed.

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Isn't there an option in the power management in the control panel to turn off the drives, monitor, etc at specific times? You may try looking there.
I'll check that.

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I have a different hard drive enclosure, but the hard drive itself does go to sleep. The enclosure is always on. The enclosure has a separate fan switch and power switch.

I power down the various enclosures (switch OFF) as well as unplug the USB connector when not in use.
I actualley planning on using my WD my book for ripped DVD and plug it in and a three year rotation.
However this was to be my primary record TV storage drive so unplugging is'nt a option.

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I've only seen a handful of drive enclosures, but isn't it a general rule of thumb that if it has an on/off switch that it's not likely to turn off automatically?
my WD my book elite has a on off switch however it's smart it will sleep after ten minutes of idel it will sleep when PC sleeps and also turn off when PC is off.

The Roswell looks sturdy well built even though the screw holes barely lined up just not good enough.

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I actualley planning on using my WD my book for ripped DVD and plug it in and a three year rotation.
However this was to be my primary record TV storage drive so unplugging is'nt a option.
I don't think out of my three WD MyBook external hard drives that any of them have lasted three years. The MyBook enclosure is a death trap for HDDs.

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I actualley planning on using my WD my book for ripped DVD and plug it in and a three year rotation.
However this was to be my primary record TV storage drive so unplugging is'nt a option.
That should work. I only use my externals to store and backup my video files and DVD encodes.

A few years ago I bought a WD Elements 2 TB USB 2.0 external drive. It still worked great, but it was a USB 2.0 case.

Earlier this year I bought a WD My Book 3 TB USB 3.0 external drive. After I bought that drive I find out that with that drive will not play DVD material with Windows XP. Then I also found out that the My Book is a hardware encrypted drive. If the case goes bad, then all your storage is not recoverable without a huge hassle and expensive rebuild that works if you are lucky.

So, I bought 2 new external USB 3.0 enclosures, and a new 2 TB WD Green hard drive. Took the old USB 2.0 hard drive out of the WD Essentials case, and installed it in the new USB 3.0 case. Works great on Windows XP and Windows 8.1. Made a second unit with the new WD green 2 TB hard drive.

So, the new 3 TB WD hardware encrypted My Book is going to be my backup for my other two external hard drives.
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I don't think out of my three WD MyBook external hard drives that any of them have lasted three years. The MyBook enclosure is a death trap for HDDs.


Were all of those WD MyBooks the hardware encrypted versions?
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Were all of those WD MyBooks the hardware encrypted versions?
No, they were normal drives inside the enclosure. I disassembled my last remaining one and used it as an internal drive.

A couple dead ones went back to Costco so I didn't really lose money.

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I have that exact HDD enclosure with a 2TB drive, using eSATA to a Netgear NeoTV 550 STB. Usually when I transfer (FLAC) files to that drive I do it over the network, although for large files (blu-ray rips) I'll plug it into my desktop's front panel eSATA port. I use a smart powerstrip to turn it on and off with my receiver (which I already had for my sub woofer amp). Initially I thought the fan noise would bother me but from the couch it's not loud enough to annoy me with TV/Movies/Music playing, even at low volume. I kind of wish it had SATA III, though SATA II isn't too bad.
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I have that exact HDD enclosure with a 2TB drive, using eSATA to a Netgear NeoTV 550 STB. Usually when I transfer (FLAC) files to that drive I do it over the network, although for large files (blu-ray rips) I'll plug it into my desktop's front panel eSATA port. I use a smart powerstrip to turn it on and off with my receiver (which I already had for my sub woofer amp). Initially I thought the fan noise would bother me but from the couch it's not loud enough to annoy me with TV/Movies/Music playing, even at low volume. I kind of wish it had SATA III, though SATA II isn't too bad.
so doe's you'r enclosure connected w/eSATA actualley sleep and turn off when PC sleeps and turns off ?
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so doe's you'r enclosure connected w/eSATA actualley sleep and turn off when PC sleeps and turns off ?
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No, that's why I have it plugged into a smart powerstrip.
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