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Can I unplug my external usb drive when not in use?

Asked by victord66 (201points) July 15th, 2012

I have a Seagate ST320005EXA101 2TB Expansion External Drive – 2TB, USB 2.0 which I only use once a day for about 5 minutes. It does not have an on/off switch, so is constantly running. Would it be safe just to unplug the power cable when I’m not using it? Or should I leave it running all the time?

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