Is it possible to put an external HD to sleep in OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by oceanmonster, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. oceanmonster macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to put an external hard drive to sleep in Mac OS X?
     
  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't the disk spin down when you are not using it?
     
  3. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Just go to Energy Saver In System Prefs, and click the check box for "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible"
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    It should spin down my FW drive does spindownHD tells you if it has spun down if you can't tell. Its in the developers tool kit.
     
  5. Erasmus® macrumors member

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    quick question

    Hi guys, just a quick question: whenever I try to modify something on system preferences -> energy saver (something like the "automatically reduce the brightenss of the disbplay before sleep") my changes go back t the original defaults and tu a "custom" energy mode. Is there any option I have to uncheck to make sure I can customize everything and keep it as I want it? thx!!
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I believe this behavior is by design. When you change some setting in Energy Saver, it lists your settings as custom. However, it shouldn't be reverting to the defaults - are you clicking Apply Now if the option to do so is available? If it isn't, closing System Preferences should be sufficient to apply the new settings.
     
  7. Erasmus® macrumors member

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    solved

    right, I follew your instructions, you seem to be right so far. thanks for the help!
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    [Link]

    Even if only the 'Books are mentioned, it may seem like at least some iMacs are affected, too...
     
  9. Erasmus® macrumors member

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    waaahh

    oohh.. is this something tey can solve through software update? thx for the explaination!
     

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