NTFS spin down?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by gr4z, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I am have put a NTFS formatted drive into my MBP optical bay using a caddy and have a SSD as my boot drive and OSX partition. I want to continue using NTFS as I have a bootcamp partition for work.

    I have noticed the NTFS drive never spins down even though I have selected the option in energy preferences. I only want it to spin up when its needed. Is there any way to get to this to work? Or do I need reformat the drive with HFS+?

    Many thanks
    gr4z
     
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    Gav2k

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    It's nothing to do with it being formatted for ntfs
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can anyone suggest why it doesn't spin down? Thanks
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    I would suspect that you don't have it connected correctly.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its in a disk caddy replacing the optical drive. I am not sure how else I could of connected it...
     
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    miker2209

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    Make sure that your machine isn't using any file on it.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    As its a NTFS disk I haven't put anything on it. Reading around on other threads this seems a very common problem with disk caddy HDDs. I guess the only other solution would be to swap the SSD and HDD around?
     
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    zorinlynx

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    If you eject the drive in Disk Utility, it should spin down and stay spun down for the rest of your session. I think it wakes up when you sleep and wake the computer, but should spin down again fairly quick.

    That's the behavior I get on my desktops macs, YMMV.
     

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