Question about External Hard Drives Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive Storage Last response: August 2, 2012 12:09 AM in Storage Share HopelessNoob August 1, 2012 10:38:07 PM I have a 2TB hard drive that has to plug into an outlet. Is it bad to leave it on 24/7 even though it's just sitting idle? More about : question external hard drives DeadRam a b G Storage August 1, 2012 10:49:58 PM The hard drive probably stops spinning when idle so it should be OK. I have a 2 TB Hitachi drive and it completely shuts down when the device it's connected to gets turned off. The HD is connected to a media player. m 0 l HopelessNoob August 2, 2012 12:09:52 AM I'm pretty sure it spins while it's plugged into the power (it has no on off switch) regardless of whether or not I'm reading or writing m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHave Questions About External Hard drives Forum Questions about external hard drives Forum Question About Recovering Data from External Hard Drive Forum Question about external hard drive's capability??? Forum SolvedQuestion About Two Hard Drives Forum SolvedExternal hard drive question Forum SolvedQuestion about laptop hard drives Forum SolvedQuestion about hard drives and windows 7 Forum SolvedQuestion about HHDD (Hybrid Hard drives) and SSDs Forum SolvedQuestion about multiple Hard drives Forum I have a question about hard drives? Im a steam gamer. Forum SolvedQuestions about cloning hard drives Forum SolvedI have an external hard drive lacie 300gb but don´t have the transformer and don´t know about the voltage and amperes. Any Forum SolvedAbout to die... external hard drive recognized as a device but cannot access information Forum SolvedA question about hard drives I've always wanted to know... Forum SolvedNeed questions answered about hard drives Forum SolvedQuestion about Seagate External Drive - Partitions question Forum External Hard Drive Case-Question Forum Internal/External hard drives question Forum Question on Google Drive as an external hard drive? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !