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Last response: in Storage
January 11, 2011 12:12:37 AM

I have a Seagate (9y7865-560) 300 gig external hard drive. It has sat on the shelf for a while but now want to use it on my laptop, win7. Is there a setup menu where I can set it to powerup when the computer is turned on and then shut down when the computer is powered off?

thanks, Terry

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a b G Storage
January 11, 2011 3:41:17 PM

Does it have a dedicated power supply, or does it require a powered USB port to work?
In first case, you will have to turn it off manually; you can not control the dedicated power supply from the PC.
Second case, you can just turn off the PC; Win 7 will un-mount the external drives before shutting down. upon restart, it will automatically mount them back, if still connected.