External HDD question

Hi guys,

I am looking to buy an external HDD for my ATV, as I have noticed that HD TV shows brought from iTunes take up a hell of a lot of space. My question is, when you add an external hard drive, if you put the ATV into “Standby”, does it switch the external HDD (if the HDD has that feature) or is there another way to switch off the ATV that I haven’t found yet?

Thanks in advance,


When not in use the external HDD should spin down to conserve power. Depending on the HDD brand/model your mileage may vary.