Hi all. I am soft-modded with the “SoftMod any Wii” guide. Things are working well now.Using the Fat32 guide, I have placed several games onto my usb HDD. They work!

My question is: Is it normal that my HDD doesn’t power down even after the Wii is sleeping? It is a WD Passport. Should I just unplug it after I shut off the Wii? Will the sudden loss of power damage the integrity of my files?