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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:27 AM   #1
Josh Kahane
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iTunes External Hard Drive Sleeps

Hi

I have all of my iTunes music and media on an external hard drive connected via USB and I play music, then lets say I pause a song. Hard drive goes to sleep, I come back and press play but it forgets the song and just cancels the playing song.

So how can I handle this? Do I need to keep my hard drive awake? Is this is a bug with iTunes?

I don't know what to do so I hope you can help me out, thanks.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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Hi

I have all of my iTunes music and media on an external hard drive connected via USB and I play music, then lets say I pause a song. Hard drive goes to sleep, I come back and press play but it forgets the song and just cancels the playing song.

So how can I handle this? Do I need to keep my hard drive awake? Is this is a bug with iTunes?

I don't know what to do so I hope you can help me out, thanks.
In your system preferences go to energy saver and untick the "put hard drives to sleep when possible"
See if that changes anything
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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If that doesn't cure it there's an applet called "Keep Drive Spinning" that I've been using for similar reasons.
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