My Passport always spinning?

I bought a My Passport earlier today and I noticed that even when I haven’t accessed it in over 30 minutes, the platter is still spinning. Drive is warm to the touch and I can clearly hear the hum when I place my ear against the top of the casing.

Is this working as intended or did I pick up a bum unit?

Hello Mate,

Is working as intended. If you install WD Smartware you can setup a idle time for your drive, in my case as soon as I finish using the drive I’m disconnecting the unit.