View Full Version : 2nd hard drive sleep question...

Feb 26, 2005, 07:56 PM
OK, so I have a new Maxtor hard drive now connected to a SATA PCI card (see specs below), and I've moved my entire iTunes collection to that harddrive.

However, everytime I click on iTunes and try to start a song, the drive makes this chime and has to start up before playing the song. I get a 5 second beach ball basically.

I looked under the energy savings and saw the "Put drives to sleep when possible" option and I thought that unclicking this might do the trick.

If that will solve my problem, will this make my drive fail earlier?


Feb 26, 2005, 09:36 PM
My second drive still spins down all the time, no matter what I have checked in the preference. I have just accepted it as a tradeoff for me moving my tunes/photos to a second drive.

I am curious how I could keep it from spinning down as well...