External USB Drive won't sleep

Discussion in 'macOS' started by majorp, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. majorp macrumors 6502

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    When I put my Mac Mini into sleep mode my 2.5" Usb bus powered external HD won't sleep. It's plugged into my Apple monitor. Is this normal? Can I make it sleep like all my other peripherals?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. wiz7dome macrumors regular

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    Im having the same type of issue with a 300GB USB 2.0 Maxtor drive. At least Im not sure if its spinning down or not. There's very little heat and the noise is not noticeable unless my ear is to the drive.
     

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