Momentary power buttons on external hard drives Tags: Hard Drives Power Outage Power External Hard Drive Storage Last response: August 4, 2011 11:54 AM in Storage Share charliehtoms August 4, 2011 11:00:00 AM There seems to be an epidemic of bug-by-design among external hard drive manufacturers. They're all putting momentary-contact power buttons on the enclosures, and not telling anyone. That means after a power outage, somebody has to push the button to get the drive working again. Why would anyone want that to be the default behavior? Is there some reasoning behind this design or is it just a pandemic design bug? How can a person know whether a drive will continue working after a power outage or not before they buy it? Why am I the only one who seems to care? More about : momentary power buttons external hard drives Hawkeye22 a c 379 G Storage August 4, 2011 11:54:16 AM I usually buy bare drives and enclosures. None of the enclosures I use have momentarry-contact switches. If they are on, they stay on after a power outage. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedexternal hard drive not detected but have power. Forum Solvedexternal hard drive replacement power supply Forum Solvedexternal hard drive replacement power supply Forum external hard drives not getting any power Forum Solvedexternal hard drive power supply Forum Solvedbuffalo external hard drive will not power on Forum Solvedbuffalo external hard drive will not power on Forum my seagate external hard drive got dropped now i cant get any power to it at all Forum external hard drive power light only comes on dimly computer wont recognize Forum Seagate 1.5TB External Hard Drive Wrong Power Supply Forum Recommendations for external hard drives with separate power Forum Power supply in external hard drives Forum looking for a power cord for seagate free agent desktop external hard drive Forum 4TB External USB3 hard drive not visible after power failure Forum SolvedHow to power external hard drive with usb Forum I have a Western Digital Elements 2.0 external hard drive that will not power up. The light will not come on. Any idea how to Forum SolvedExternal hard drive power cable Forum SolvedHow to identify usb2 and usb3 external hard drives Forum SolvedExternal hard drive not powering up Forum SolvedConverting Old Internal Hard Drives to External Hard Drives Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !