So I have an Openelec and external hard drive on my raspberry pi, they are all connected to a Plugin 10 Port Hub.
This is the hard drive in question: http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/backup-plus-desk/
My problem is I leave my R-pi on all the time, the external is where I store my movies. My concern is the external hard drive. Normally on a desktop it would "power down" and stop spinning however it remains on and I can feel the hard drive spinning constantly.
Is there any way for the raspberry pi to like......shut the external down, or at least keep it from spinning 24/7?