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Will RPI3 power down an external USB hard disk if not used for a certain amount of time?

Supposing I am more interested in power consumption than the lifespan of the HDD, does Raspberry Pi 3 power down automatically an external USB hard disk? If it doesn't do it automatically by default, ...
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External HDD will not spin down

I am having an issue with my external hard drive and it is quite annoying. So, I purchased the Samsung M3, for the sole purpose of acting as a mass storage device for my Raspberry Pi. Lovely. I ...
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Hard drive not detected by the Pi

My raspberry pi is unable to detect my external hard drive, I'm wondering if I might have messed up in my setup. The hub is connected to the pi in two ways: from the hub to the pi's microusb to give ...