I posted this in the ‘WDTV Media Player’ forum, but then I realized my model was the WDTV Live Streaming’ model, so I’m posting it here also. I’ll try to close out the other thread …
I’ve noticed that, even when the WDTV-Live box goes to sleep (front light goes out), the external USB drive light stays on and keeps spinning - for days.
I’ve got the device set to sleep (3 hours energy saving auto shut down is on),
Further - if I ‘eject’ the USB drive, the eject action completes without error, but still the light stays on and the drive keeps spinning. I just went to ‘setup / Disk Manager’, and it says ‘No USB storage currently connected to the WD TV’.
I don’t mind just yanking the USB drive to stop it from spinning, but it seems like, after doing this, next time I plug it into my windows PC, it tells me I need to scan for errors/ etc. I found another similar post from a couple of years ago but it was closed, and no resolution.