to MDL community... hi... i just bought WD my book essential 2TB 3.5 inches today, i have a question regarding it however. I'm not good with IT, and I'd like to ask... 1) how to properly turn off the mybook essential and unplug it? What is the correct step? => ps: Usually I used 2.5 external hdd, so today I tried the normal way of right click => safely remove hardware, (but even after I safely remove hardware), I saw the Mybook Essential is still on Power ON state. I mean, i can see from above that the inside of the HDD (the light) is still on 2) How to power off the External HDD correctly? It has an on/off power button. Say when I wanted to power off the mybook essential, is it safe to push the power off button while the external HDD is still connected to my PC? or should i "safely removed hardware" first? 3) I haven't installed WD Smartware at all (I don't think i will need the software), the only thing I have installed is the WD SES driver. => Do I need to install WD smartware to safely remove hardware? 4) Also when I tried to turn off the mybook essential by pushing the power button, the external hdd does not respond. I have to hold the power off button for 5-10 seconds to get it turned off. Is this normal? It feels like forced restart to me >_<. So basically my question is what is the correct step-by-step to unplug and turn off WD mybook essential 3.5 inches HDD, and what things is considered improper handling of turn power off / unplug? Also what software do I need to install for power off / unplug?