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 USB ports powered even when fit-PC2 is switched off 
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Post USB ports powered even when fit-PC2 is switched off
Hi,

Just noticed today that the USB ports are actually powered even when the fit-PC2 is switched off. Not really a good idea for external hard drives perhaps.

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Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:23 pm
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Post Re: USB ports powered even when fit-PC2 is switched off
This has been discussed before in this sub-forum.

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Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:50 pm
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Post Re: USB ports powered even when fit-PC2 is switched off
Hi Irads,

Thanks I looked at the other messages about the USB power and I am a bit surprised about your reply.
You say the conventional way is to shut the USB devices down. I beg to disagree, there is nothing conventional in that. To my knowledge this is the first computer I have ever seen that supplies USB power when shut down and I think it is something you should consider to be changed in future models.

In my case for example I plan to have 2 or more external HD's permanentry connected to the USB ports. Since I don't want them to spin forever I will have to use an external circuit breaker to switch off the computer. Then when I want to start it again I have to switch both that and the internal switch on. Very awkward indeed.

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Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:32 pm
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Post Re: USB ports powered even when fit-PC2 is switched off
In many computers (but not all) the USB power supply is connected directly to the 5V rail.

Disks can be spinned-down with a command during shutdown.

Buyers can select a fit-PC2 with auto-on that does not require pressing the power button after power cut.

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