External enclosure without On/Off switch

vbimport

#1

I put a BenQ DW1620Pro in an external enclosure that used to be an external CD-RW USB drive but it does not have an power On/Off switch in the back. Is it safe to just unplug the power when not using the drive or would it be better if i put it in an enclosure with a power switch?


#2

It is safe to unplug it. If you are doing this when your comp & drive are on, it might be worthwhile to “Eject” the USB device first (via OS).