- Nov 29, 2006
- Dallas, TX
- F150, CJ7, Mustang GT, Tenere, Griso, GL1000
Yes it is very handy to cut the power to printer, screen and speakersSeems like a good idea. No sense having the printers and scanner all drawing power then the PC is off...even with the other items turned "off" they are still in standby, eating power. Speakers would just come on with the PC, too, which would be handy.
i did some testing when i put it there, none of the settings were missing, thou i'll try tomorrow more and then we know more.Would the monitor settings get re-set? I suppose that's the one peripheral that could stay on a non-controlled plug.
"Green music" ehMy guitar amp is set up like that. The amplifier head has a slave plug I use for my pedal board. Works out nice.
I wish there could be more places to put them here, but i noticed that nearly all other devices are 1 at the time on (besides when tv + dvb-t is on).Those master-slave things are great, I'm using two of them (with built-in surge protection) to power all of my hardware, slaved to the laptop and homeserver PC. Much easier than having to power everything on/off manually.
well i have 16 other devices that waste electricity, like dvb-t "tivo" 16w in "off-mode".I just waste electricity - easiest of all.
I'm thinking maybe the vendor decided to do the computer that way to get rid of drives that may soon be "too small" to sell.That may be. I was just trying to figure out why there may be two drives, rather than one. We didn't know the specs of the drives...they might be higher-end and therefore might have been cheaper to give two smaller ones rather than one big one. *shrugs*