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Ext HDD turning off when idle (The LED also turns off)

My external drive automatically shuts down after it has been idle for some time...it didnt use to happen like this before..shut down as in even the LED goes off.....is my drive dying or is it something else....i tested it on another PC...it works fine there...i also checked on other USB ports, same problem. I tried updating drive but it was already up-to-date. Its a seagate expansion 1tb and I am using Win 8.1 preview.
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    Did this happen after you installed 8.1 preview? If so, uninstall the preview which should be considered beta.
  2. Hawkeye22 said:
    Did this happen after you installed 8.1 preview? If so, uninstall the preview which should be considered beta.


    yea..i was afraid this was the only way...i thought it might some power saving feature of 8.1......
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