spindown, spinup, spinaround

user controllable spindown utility for INDIVIDUAL drives? that’d be sweet. sometimes drive noise is not a concern. sometimes it is. btw, most usb drive interfaces suck (not these).

Hi Robert,

Thanks for contacting us!

At this time we do not have any software available that can control individual drive speeds.

However, we do have an alternate firmware version for our dock that will automatically spindown any attached drive after 10 minutes of inactivity.

If you would like to give it a shot, please contact us via support@plugable.com for the download link to the firmware updater. You can roll back to the old one in case you don’t like it.

Meanwhile, we’ll take your feedback into consideration for the future.

Plugable Technologies


This little gem can give individual drive control when used with the Plugable spindown software.