Setting Sleep Time For External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by neocell, May 25, 2006.

  1. neocell macrumors 65816

    neocell

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    #1
    Sorry if this has been covered before (having problems with the search function) but is there a way I can set when (after how long) my external HD goes to sleep. Right now it spins down after about 5 minutes. It's just a bit of a pain when I got to the contextual menus of files as the computer freezes until the external spins up. If anyone knows of a way to do this with OSX or with a 3rd party app I'd appreciate it.
    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    #2
    See this.

    Picture 5.png and disable sleep hard disks when possible.
    (You may need to unlock your preferences first as I haven't in the screenshot)
     
  3. neocell thread starter macrumors 65816

    neocell

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    #3
    Yeah, but that's only for the internal one(s). Doesn't do anything to my external sleep time

    **EDIT**
    My bad. I went back to check the system preferences to make sure it was off and it wasn't (I originally turned it off when trying to resolve this issue about 6 months ago, must have forgotten and turned it back on or with a system upgrade...) and now that I've turned it off it appears to be working. Thanks Eraserhead and sorry for the bad thread.
     

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