8TB Seagate External HDD On Powered Off XBox One Randomly Lights Up A Few Times A Day

Discus and support 8TB Seagate External HDD On Powered Off XBox One Randomly Lights Up A Few Times A Day in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; This just started occurring. Once or thrice a day the external HDD lights up momentarily then goes off. The odd thing is my Xbox One it's attached to... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by ScottJeslis, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. ScottJeslis
    ScottJeslis Guest

    8TB Seagate External HDD On Powered Off XBox One Randomly Lights Up A Few Times A Day


    This just started occurring. Once or thrice a day the external HDD lights up momentarily then goes off. The odd thing is my Xbox One it's attached to is powered off.

    To be honest I wouldn't necessarily mind but the Xbox is connected to a switcher box with auto-sense so my monitor switches to that port in the middle of me doing something else on it.

    :)
     
    ScottJeslis, Mar 26, 2021
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  2. Tezzarrific Win User

    8TB Seagate External HDD On Powered Off XBox One Randomly Lights Up A Few Times A Day

    if the xbox is in standby then it powers up every so often to check for updates which also fires up the external storage.
  3. ngocphi Win User

    8TB Seagate External HDD On Powered Off XBox One Randomly Lights Up A Few Times A Day

    Its passive phantom power draw

    Thw amount of power is negible.your alarm clock.or fridge or stove even your tv uses more power even off

    Usb devices are all passive power and to keep.devices including controllers powered

    Tvs maintain 10watt per hour so that when you clicked power button on your remote your tv recognize it and turns on

    Usb drives are 5watt per hour
  4. Tezzarrific Win User

    8TB Seagate External HDD On Powered Off XBox One Randomly Lights Up A Few Times A Day

    most tv's in europe and uk have to be less than 1 watt for standby, this law was created a long time ago.
  5. Crooked Delight Win User

    Okay please read the whole paragraph before reply, this issue is very funky and specific.

    Hi,

    I just tested All my external drives to give you and answer. both my 5TB WD_BLACK and 2TB SSD WD_BLACK are fine tranfering from each other while moving cursor up/down with no issue. When I try the same with the 8TB Seagate external trying to transfer to
    both WD_BLACK externals and scrolling up/down while the system is searching game file size, my system blinks 3x and shutdown.

    Maybe its happening because the 8TB seagate HDD is a desktop powered drive, NOT USB powered drive. I’m currently Alpha Skip Ahead. Before buying this 8TB seagate external I read some review with some issue of drive not loading after a few months or stop
    turning on. I dont have does issue except this system shutdown. Hope it helps.
    Hi, question

    Are the WD drives both usb powered only not using any external power supply? My 2 seagates use power supply to run both.
  6. THX1138 Win User

    Okay please read the whole paragraph before reply, this issue is very funky and specific.

    Hi,

    I just tested All my external drives to give you an answer. both my 5TB WD_BLACK and 2TB SSD WD_BLACK are fine tranfering from each other while moving cursor up/down with no issue. When I try to do the same with the 8TB Seagate external trying to transfer
    to both WD_BLACK externals and scrolling up/down while the system is searching game file size, my system blinks 3x and shutdown.

    Maybe its happening because the 8TB seagate HDD is a desktop power supply drive, NOT USB powered drive. I’m currently in Alpha Skip Ahead. Before buying this 8TB seagate external, I read some mixed reviews with some issue of some drives not loading after
    a few months or stop turning on all together. I don’t have does issues except this system shutdown. Hope it helps.
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