I have two identical portable seagate expansion hard drives connected to my Windows 7 PC. I've noticed that when I shut down my PC at night, the drive light goes out on one of these drives (as it should do), but the other drive stays lit up and I can hear (and feel) the drive continuing to spin. Even after 5 minutes it's still lit up and merrily spinning away.
I have to remember to disconnect it otherwise it would be spinning all night, causing unecessary wear on the drive spindle.
What's really puzzling me is one drive gets switched off at shutdown but the other one doesn't, even though both drives are identical and attached to the same desktop USB hub?
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 26 May 2010 - 04:47 AM.