I bought a My Passport Ultra 1TB yesterday to use as a cloud drive with my new D-Link DIR-866L router. Since the built-in Shareport utility in the router’s firmware has little functionality, I downloaded Shareport Plus to use on my Windows 7 desktop (as well as installed the DLink Shareport apps on my iPhone and Galaxy A tablet). I used Shareport Plus’ “map network drive” utility to map the new drive to my system (the drive letter is Z:). I already own two My Book 3TB drives which are attached to my desktop as well, drive letters G: and H: (I have two internal hard drives, C: and D:, and two DVD writer drives, E: and F:).
The My Passport works fine with Shareport and I’ve transferred 100GB of files to it over the last day or so, and can access them with both my iPhone and tablet. The problem is that the drive doesn’t seem to want to go to sleep when not in use; the light is blinking constantly and I can feel the drive spinning. If anyone else is using Shareport/Shareport Plus with the My Passport Ultra, is this normal behavior? If not, what can I do to get the My Passport to go to sleep when not actually being accessed?