Rick ChurchillI have been playing around with cloning discs recently (the hard disc out of a Panasonic video recorder) and have had to download Ubuntu, a Linux distro, in order to use their terminal commands, as no other cloning software will work with the Panasonic.
In swapping external discs between computers I noticed that on the Mac an external disc when unmounted (ejected) hesitates for moment then goes on spinning and then has to be disconnected while still powered. Using Linux or Windows when unmounted (ejected) it is disconnected from the power and stops spinning.
Why is the Mac so reluctant to give up on an unwanted drive?
New information. After 6 and a half minutes the external drive stops (or sleeps)!