So, I have just purchased a new a WD Elements Portable Drive, 3TB and noticed that it doesn’t go into “sleep” mode like my other drives do.
I have other branded drive which I got a few years ago and they always goes into sleep mode after a few minutes, heck even USB sticks do, but this WD drive doesn’t seem to do that. It just keeps powered and keeps spinning pretty much forever. Even when I had it plugged into my Bluray player, I put the player into sleep and the drive was still powered and running even when I checked on it an hour later.
Is there any way I can change this? Because it isn’t ideal. Not only for the life of the drive, but also because I have to unplug it whenever I’m done using it. Unlike my other drives which I could just leave plugged in and it’ll put itself to sleep. I would prefer if this done the same. Seems to be some setting within the drive itself, I dunno.
Starting to regret my purchase a little lol.
It’s a WDBU6 model number, if I’m reading the right thing.