I purchased a LaCie d2 120GB FireWire external drive for use as an
archive storage volume. I want to leave it permanently connected to my
computer (PowerMac G4/867 "minitower"), but I only wish to turn it on
once every few weeks, when I need to transfer some data to the archive.
However, the drive always turns on when I turn on the computer (cold
boot). If I unmount the drive, and turn off its power switch, it still
powers up the next time I cold boot the Mac. It does not power on if I
restart the Mac.
I do ...