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?