- if you safe eject, turn off but leave USB connected…you still see (thru a lite?) that the device is still connected?
After ejecting it with the USB plug attached, then pressing the ON/OFF button, the light goes out; however, the power is still on.
- you said “it turns itself ON from Standby mode, when I start it up”…is start up mean when turning the PC back on, or when turning the device back on?
It tuns ON from the Standby mode, when I restart my iMac, without touching the ON/OFF button.
- for me, my Passport with no on/off—when I do an safe eject, but leave the USB connected, I still see the blinking lite on the device…meaning power going to it, but I cannot see the drive mounted. I must pull the USB then re-insert or it gets re-connected after a PC restart.
I also have a Passport as a backup. If you eject it with the USB plugged in, it’s on Standby mode. You’re not going to see it “mounted,” because you ejected it. In my case, if I haven’t shut down my computer and I want to have it “mounted” again, I go to my backup software (Time Machine) preferences and indicate that I want to select my Passport. I have a “Finder” app that shows me that the Passport is “mounted.”
- for your on/off, it’s curious that Off does not effectively work like pulling the USB and cut off power.
My ON/OFF button does work, but my Elements has to be ejected first or I get an error. The point of this topic is to ask “Why can’t I use the ON/OFF button while connected to my iMac to disconnect the power from my Elements without getting an error?” (Maybe this is how I should have worded my problem.)
- also, is the on/off a toggle switch(probably not) or a button. When you re-insert the USB, after an Off, it should become active like mine does.
Elements has a flush mounted button. I just want to disconnect the power to it without re-inserting the USB plug.