Pegasus32 occasional use and safe shut down

  • Last Post 16 February 2022
hiro h posted this 13 February 2022

I use Pegasus32 for storing large video files that I don't use frequently, and by that I mean, sometimes every few weeks, and sometimes few days in a row. I don't want it to be connected all the time, making noise and generally working all the time, shortening the life span of the rotating hard drives. Before I purchase this system recently, I had two 8TB external SSDs that I'd plug in whenever I need, making zero noise, and having this system working all the time on my desk, two feet from my head makes me quite unhappy :) I love the fact that I have almost 32TB on disposal, but I really don't need it on all the time.

What would be the best way of use in my scenario? Should I just eject the drives from the Finder and turn it off physically? Or should I use the shut down option in the Promise Utility app, or any other recommended way?

Gautham Sakthi posted this 16 February 2022

Hello Hiro,

Whenever you do not need the Pegasus you can eject the drive from finder and then press the power button or use the shutdown option from the Promise Utility App this will power off the unit.