iTunes External Hard Drive Sleeps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Josh Kahane, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    #2
    In your system preferences go to energy saver and untick the "put hard drives to sleep when possible"
    See if that changes anything
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    BrianBaughn

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    #3
    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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