CompanyLogo
Search Advanced Search
Categories
General Questions (53)
Studio Series (20)
Evolution Series (27)
G-DRIVE Family (41)
G-RAID Family (51)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (52)
G-CONNECT (53)
G-MINI (16)
G-SATA (15)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
Is it okay to leave my external drive turned on all the time?

There is no negative effect to leaving your hard drive turned on. There is also no benefit to turning off, other than saving electricity. It is a personal preference depending on your needs.


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 52 Article Created: 03-10-2011 15:50 PMLast Modified: 07-31-2013 13:59 PM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
How to format/reformat your drive for Mac (HFS+)
 Follow these steps to format your drive for use on the Mac:...
External Hard Drive Encryption for Mac
 Steps to encrypt an external hard drive....
Using the RAID function within Mac OS for your G-RAID Thunderbolt
 ...
Quick Setup for G-Technology Products
    ...
Drive is not recognized in Windows
What to do if your external g-technology drive is not recognized by Windows....
How do I setup my drive for use as a Time Machine backup?
In most cases when a new drive is connected to the system Time Machine will prompt you for the setup. If this does not   happen or if you are... ...
Safely Ejecting Your G-Technology Drive
 How to properly eject your drive before disconnecting or powering off....
Formatting your drive for both Mac and Windows using ex-FAT
 This article contains information how to format your G-Technology hard drive for use with both Windows and Mac using the ex-FAT format....
My drive was working; it powers up but I can’t seem to access it?
 Mac and Windows external drive troubleshooting....
How do I remove a Studio Series/G-RAID Drive Sled?
 Instructions on how to remove hard drive from drive sled....