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