Turning off/disconnecting the device, Smartpower, Safe shutdown – Western Digital 4779 705004 User Manual
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MY BOOK OFFICE EDITION
TURNING OFF/DISCONNECTING THE DEVICE – 6
Turning Off/Disconnecting the Device
My Book automatically powers off and on with the computer.
The Power button features Safe Shutdown, which prevents the inadvertent powering
down of My Book until all data is written to the device or system. To engage Safe
Shutdown, press the Power button once. You may hear the device power down
before the Power LED turns off. My Book is now shut down properly and may be
Safe Shutdown is enabled only through installation of its driver, which must be
installed on each system to which My Book is connected.
You may also follow these steps to safely turn off the drive without powering down
Right-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon
in your system tray and select
Safely Remove Hardware. You may hear the drive power down before the Power
LED turns off. The drive is now shut down properly, and you may disconnect the drive
Drag the My Book icon to the Trash icon for proper dismount. You may hear the drive
power down as the Power LED flashes. When the Power LED is steady, you may
press the Power button once or disconnect the drive’s power cord to turn off the
Important: To prevent data loss, close all active windows and applications before
shutting down the drive.