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    Apr 21, 2010
    Turn on/off HDD from MBP
    Hi there,

    I have a Seagate 500gb hard drive, which plugs in USB to my MBP, and is charging at the wall. Is there anyway I can shut down the HDD from the MBP, so that I can turn it on again via my mac, as opposed to (ejecting) unplugging and replugging.


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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Is the Seagate USB-powered? If so, then you've really no option but to eject and unplug it. Even with an externally powered HD, you still have to eject the drive or you end up with some serious problems.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

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