Solved: External Optical Drive, No Power Button

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eoJeoJ

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OK, quick question. If an external optical drive (DVD writer) has no power button, would it be OK to just leave it on? Do optical drives go into some sort of sleep mode if its not accessing a disc? Does it continue to drain electricity if left on and idle? :)
 

JohnWill

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It would be using some power all the time. I'm surprised that an external drive has no power switch, I've yet to see one that doesn't.
 

JohnWill

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Now I've seen one! :D I guess you'll have to unplug it or leave it on. ;)
 
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