2nd hard drive sleep question...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mavimao, Feb 26, 2005.

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    Mavimao

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    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Lyon, France
    #1
    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?

    Thanks!
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Location:
    Fuquay Varina, NC
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    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...
     

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