11-14-2010 06:59 AM
Windows 7, HP notebook,
When I turn notebook off the white light at the back of the WD 1.5tb drive blinks intermittently.
The external hdd seems not to be whirring, (I could be wrong), but I am unsure if this is what it is supposed to do, or if device is on or off.
I wish to keep things simple without having to do an additional step if possible, that is when I turn off my computer I want all my externals to turn off. Usually I suppose no light would mean off, a white light blinking may mean ON.
What does the blinking white light coming from the back of the external drive mean?
And, how and I make it stop when the computer is off?
Thanks in advance,
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11-14-2010 07:07 AM
Neglected to mention that WD drive is connected to a hub and not directly connected to the notebook. Too few USB ports on the notebook.
11-14-2010 05:38 PM
Found a solution: connect the usb cable directly to the computer. This turns off the blinking light when i power down or hibernate the computer.