Sleep external hard drive

I just got a WD My Cloud. It is working great, I just want one thing. I connected a external drive to it but when the cloud sleep, the external hard drive continue running normaly. It would be great if the external drive could sleep too.

Hello and welcome to the WD community.

Have you noticed that the MyCloud goes to sleep at any moment? The unit should go to sleep when the MyCloud goes to sleep.

So if I understand correctly, the external drive should also stop/go to sleep?

Hi there, you understood correctly, the USB drive should go to sleep with the My Cloud, as there should be no access from the My Cloud to the USB.

Is this a feature of my cloud or the external drive? My drive is a seagate backup plus. My external drive keep spinning even when the cloud sleep.

I wouldn’t know about the seagate, I have an EX 2 with a My Passport connected and when the drive is not being used both of them go into sleep mode. Check if the Seagate backup plus drive has a feature to go into sleep mode when the drive is not in use.

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I looked and yes, the drive has this feature which is disabled by default.

Then check on a way to enable it on your seagate and then test if it works as explained before.