Done quite a bit of searching and found lots more questions but so far no answers. I need to shut down power to a USB hard drive when the computer shuts down. I understand why Vista and Windows 7 both leave power applied for charging other devices and I had no success with this Global option from MSoft. It did nothing. http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/2401954
Also "Safely remove" actually drops the Drive from the drive list but does not shut down power.
Interestingly XP and w2000 do shut off the USB with "Safely Remove."
Can anyone suggest how I can shut off USB power at shut down?