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Have a PC with multiple HDDs some used only for backup. Should I leave them unmounted? IS the power consumption less when the HDD is unmounted? Do the HDDs spin when unmounted?

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Most modern HDDs will spin down after sometime of inactivity, regardless of them being mounted or unmounted. Reducing that time will reduce power consumption, but mounting in this case seems to be irrelevant.

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