2011 27" iMac Beachball due to external HD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by likegadgets, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. likegadgets macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I often encounter the beachball delay when opening finder. I am quite sure this happens as finder scans the external hard drives that are connected (I have 3 drives - 2 Firewall and 1 USB 2.0).

    There is nothing wrong with the drives - but as the iMac scans - it creates the delay.

    Is there anyway to prevent the iMac from scanning the available drives ?
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    Reason for the beachball seems normal. the drives idle and are put into sleep/idle mode where they are not moving/spinning or readily available.
    Anytime you open Finder it will wake those drives from idle/sleep mode, hence causing the delay in using finder.

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