My Book - power supply ON 24/7

i wish to have My Book External Drive power supply ON 24/7 so i can access files thru router… However, i was told by a friend this is not recommended as it will damage the hard disk, can anyone from WD verify this? Is it really harmful to keep the power supply ON always?


Other users were asking the same question see if this helps.

Personal opinion on this case.

If the drive will be well ventilated, you should’t have any issues.

Guess I will just play it safe to make it a stand alone connected directly and probably purchase a SSD without need of power supply type?

Thank you for your respond! Cheers.