Extrnal USB HDD help needed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brookied, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. brookied macrumors member

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    hi all,
    ok i have a philips 250Gb usb external HDD, bought new and formatted , set up on my iMac, when using on the Imac on boot up the disk mounts fine. however after a few mins it deactivates and sleeps, this is a problem as it hangs when i try to get information from it.

    when on the windows XP machine the HDD remains on all the time.

    Is there a control panel or something i can do so that the thing will only power off when i set the mac to sleep?

    cheers
    Darren
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

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    The drive dismounts itself?
    What is the drive formatted under?
    Have you tried running disk repair under disk utility?



    Bless
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Have you tried System Preferences > Energy Saver > uncheck "Put drive to sleep whenever possible"?
     
  4. brookied thread starter macrumors member

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    Now that is what i am looking for, fair play young man:)

    Drive is formatted to FAT32, icons remain on desktop but just do not respond
     
  5. brookied thread starter macrumors member

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    OK still not working. External Hdd powers off after 15 mins or so? any ideas
     

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