I’ve seen mixed responses on related questions so am asking again
Is it OK to leave the My Passport Wireless Pro on all the time, plugged in?
Is there an Idle/Standby Mode, where it stops spinning, that I am missing?
I got the drive for a mix of on the go, and home use and am mostly happy with it. I have a Plex server successfully running on it with TV and mobile devices. I figured when home I could just leave it on and treat it like a NAS Media Server, but it never seems to idle or go into any sort of stand by mode - it just spins and gets a little warm - it feels wrong to leave something running like that 24/7.
I know there are better devices for a home NAS Media server, but not one I can also pick up and take with me. Alternatives are (a) get a 2nd device for just home or (b) just turn it on and off when I want to use it. Both alternatives feel lame.
Any advice welcome, thanks!