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Momentary power buttons on external hard drives

  • Hard Drives
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  • External Hard Drive
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Last response: in Storage
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?

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a c 427 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.