How to adjust drive sleep time on a Seagate Backup Plus drive

How to adjust drive sleep time on a Seagate Backup Plus drive



Seagate Backup Plus drives have a built-in sleep feature, but it is disabled by default. This article explains how to adjust.

Seagate Backup Plus drives have a built-in sleep feature, but it is disabled by default. It will follow whatever “sleep” commands are sent by the operating system.

Please follow the instructions below if you want to modify the drive's sleep and LED illumination pattern in Windows.

  1. Confirm the drive is connected directly to the computer using a USB port, not using a docking station or hub.
  2. Open Seagate Dashboard by double-clicking the Seagate Dashboard 2.0 icon on the desktop.



    If the software is not installed, see Document ID: 004319 for instructions on installing the software in Windows.
  3. In the upper right corner of the Seagate Dashboard, click the drive you want to adjust.


     
  4. Click the Manage tab.


     
  5. Click the dropdown menu under Power (which displays Never by default) and choose a time interval after which you want the drive to sleep.



    To undo this change, click the Reset to Default button in the Power section.




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