I recently purchased a large HDD along with the following HDD enclosure:
It has a simple on-off switch on the back.
When I want to turn this thing off, do I simply just flip the switch? I assume the switch simply kills the power to the HDD, but isn't that potentially a bad thing in the case that the HDD is still reading/writing?
I used to have a Seagate external HDD and it had a button on the front that I had to hold down for a second or two before it would turn off, but it at least appeared to sort of go through a shutdown procedure where it probably would stop the HDD activity before cutting power.
So with this external HDD, I'm a little bit leery about that power switch and understanding exactly what it does. Is this how all HDD enclosures are?
EDIT: I'm running the drive in Ubuntu Server. So there is no 'ejecting' the drive lol