CompanyLogo
Search Advanced Search
Categories
General Questions (55)
Studio Series (23)
Evolution Series (28)
G-DRIVE Family (42)
G-RAID Family (52)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (53)
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
I want to use my G-Technology drive on BOTH Mac and Windows
All G-Technology drives are formatted for Mac Operating System. To use these drives on both Windows and Mac platforms, you have two options....
Is the G-SPEED eS compatible with OSX 10.5 / Leopard?
Yes - you will need to download and install the latest drivers listed in this article....
My G-Technology drive is spinning down after a period of time
This is often due to the operating system putting the drives to sleep. If you do not want the drives to spin down, you will need to turn off the sleep settings in your associated operating system. ...
My drive was working; it powers up but I can’t seem to access it?
 Mac and Windows external drive troubleshooting....
How to set up a RAID 1?
To create a RAID 1 set, open the Disk Utility program. This application is located on your hard drive...
How to Connect as a Wireless Network Drive on Windows 7
As a wireless drive you can access and mange your G-CONNECT and it's content via the G-CONNECT's wireless connection. Select your G-CONNECT wireless network (SSID) through your wireless network manager....
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... ...
Adding files through the Web Application
You may upload files directly to the device by using the G-CONNECT Web Application Upload feature. ...
How do I change the RAID settings on my G-RAID Gen 7 Removable (MAC)?
 Step by step instructions on changing the RAID settings on your Mac....
External Drive Troubleshooting - Windows
Basic External Drive Troubleshooting steps for Windows. ...