I have an Elements portable drive 1TB that is attached to my router so it can be used as a shared network drive.
My question is, can I leave this drive permanently attached in which case it is permanently powered up via the USB port on my router as my router is always on?
Will this harm the drive?
Secondly, I cannot find any literature on this drive to tell me the sequence of the blue power light.
With my drive attached to my router and without anyone accessing it, the blue LED flashed about once every 2 seconds.
If the drive is been written to or read from the LED flashes in quick bursts of 3.
Is the sequence of the LED correct?
I would have thought that if the drive was just in standby mode with no-one accessing it, the LED would just show a steady light and not flash at all.
I would appreciate any help on these matters.