I’m wondering if I have a faulty/weird USB hub.
Whenever my external WD hard drive is connected to this cheap USB hub I own, which happens to have its own power supply, the hard drive will keep spinning on a low speed. The USB hub isn’t even connected to my computer.
The mouse that I have connected to the hub has the same behavior, where it will stay lit no matter if the hub is connected to the computer or not.
Is this the intended behavior of a USB hub? It seems like it unnecessarily keeps the hard drive spinning, potentially reducing its life span.