A response would be greatly appreciated.
I’m having trouble understanding the proper way dismount my Studio II 4 TB external hard drive once I’m finished using it. I know to eject the external drive from my desktop. I hear the drive wind down. However the light flashes on and off for four seconds after I have done so. The manual says it is in “standby mode”. I tried hitting the power button once on the external once it is in standby mode however the flashing every 4 seconds continues. The only time I can get the external to really shut down entirely is when I shut down my MacBook Pro with the external still connected.
Is it okay for me to simply detach the power from the back of my Studio II once it’s in standby mode? If not, what is the proper method of shutting down my external entirely without having to power off my MacBook Pro? I don’t want to lose the important data already stored on my external. Thanks.