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 Connect as a Network Drive over Ethernet (Mac OS® & Windows®)
With the G‑CONNECT connected via Ethernet to your home Wi-Fi router you can mount G‑CONNECT as a network attached drive on your network to enjoy your existing Wi-Fi as well as have access to your digital content on the drive....
Difficulties transferring files 30GB or greater with the G-DRIVE and G-SPEED
G-Technology places a high value on the quality of our products and we want our customers to always expect that our products meet your expectations.  Recently, it has come to our attention ...
What is the recommended length of cable I can use with my G-SPEED eS?
We recommend no longer then a 1.5M ( 4.5 feet)  eSATA cable....
My G-Speed eS works with Mac OS X Tiger but not on Leapord
  ...
How to copy files to your G-Technology external hard drive
 Copying files over to the g-technology external hard drive in both Windows and Mac....
How to format/reformat your drive for Mac (HFS+)
 Follow these steps to format your drive for use on the Mac:...
How do I restore the look of my drive icon after I've formatted my G-Technology drive on the Mac?
 Follow these instructions to restore the look of your G-Technology drive icons after formatting on Mac....
Is it okay to leave my external drive turned on all the time?
   ...
Safely Ejecting Your G-Technology Drive
 How to properly eject your drive before disconnecting or powering off....
External Hard Drive Encryption for Mac
 Steps to encrypt an external hard drive....