External hard drive permanently connected


Due to the information stored in my external hard drive, I am lately constantly working with the date stored in there, I was wondering if it is advisable to have the hard drive permanently connected to the power outlet and the computer or if I should remove it safely from both places once I turn the computer off and connect it again the next day when I start working on it.

I wonder what is advisable for the hard drive lifespan.

Thank you so much in advance for all your help.


Hi and welcome to the WD community.

If you leave the hard drive connected all the time, it will go into sleep mode automatically when not in use. 

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So then I guess the external hard drive will not get damaged for staying permanently connected to the socket right?

Thank you for your help!

That’s correct.