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How to prevent external USB drives shutting down


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#1 StewieG23

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:39 AM

I have 2 external USB drives (that are powered).
I find that if I have had my computer on for a while, one or both shutdown and are not visible in My Computer.

How do I keep them to stay on and only power down when I shut off my computer??

I have;
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p7-1010a
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date AMI 7.14, 17/05/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
Total Virtual Memory 32.0 GB

My drives are;
Seagate GoFlex Desk external drive USB 3.0 4TB
Buffalo external HDD 2TB drive

Thanks a lot

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