Hello all, I'm not posting this in iTunes because I believe it is truly an OSX issue; not iTunes. Here's my setup: I have a 3TB External HDD that currently only has my iPhoto library stored on it. My iTunes library lives on the Internal HDD (3TB) on my iMac. I keep iTunes on "Desktop 4" in Mission Control. Every time I swipe or navigate to "Desktop 4" where iTunes is running maximized, I get the spinning beach ball because the external drive has to be awaken; once the drive is awake, the spinning ball disappears and I can go about my business. The part I do not understand is, if nothing in my iTunes library is stored on the external, and I am not command+clicking to "view in Finder," why would this be occurring? iPhoto isn't even running. Why would the drive need to wake up from this? With my current specs, I really should be having slowdown, especially for something that shouldn't even be happening. Please HELP! iMac Specs: OSX 10.8.2; 3.2 Ghz Core i5; 8GB DDR3 RAM; 3TB HDD; GTX 680MX.