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  1. #1
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    External HD shutdown

    hi everyone,
    this may be a dumb question, but my friend juss bout a HD and an enclosure for it. we set it up as a external usb HD and it works fine but we're not sure on how to shut it down properly. even after we did the "safely remove hardware" thing and shut down the computer the needle on the external continues to spin. is it alright if we juss turn off the power switch on the enclosure? or will that still damage the HD? what is the best way to turn the external HD off?

    THANX IN ADVANCE!!!! all suggestions would be much appreciated

    ~AH6TYFOUR
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    New hard drives don't have the shut-down/park problems that old hard drives did. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    oh wow..

    THANKS! Now I wont have to worry about scratching it. =)
    MAC= Must Achieve Corruptness!

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    Just don't be dropping it, though- physical shocks still hurt 'em!
    Pentium IV 2.4C Northwood- M0 stepping @ 3.2GHz HT
    Air Cooled w/ SP-94 heatpipe & 92mm Vantex Tornado at 45C
    4x256=1gb dual-channel 2-3-3-6 OCZ PC800DRAM @ 890MHz 3-4-4-8
    MSI Neo2-PLS w/I865PE & SATA @ 4x267=1068MHz
    BFG GeForceFX 5900@485/967MHz = 6284 3DMark2003s; dual-head 21" CRT & 19" LCD

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