27" i5 imac waking from sleep?

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  1. SOLLERBOY macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I've noticed recently that when my imac is sleeping it's HDD spins up, crunches a bit like it does and then power down again. The screen and everything else is off, just the HDD comes on. Does anyone know what this could be? It's happened a couple of times in the last week. It's the Seagate drive BTW. Thanks.:)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Have you checked "Put HDs to sleep" from System Preferences -> Energy Saving?
     
  3. SOLLERBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked, that box is ticked.
     
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    Try repairing permissions with Disk Utility then
     
  5. Mike Macintosh macrumors regular

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    Had a similar prob, I unchecked Wake for network access and it stays asleep.
     
  6. SOLLERBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just done this, hopefully it will be ok. Thanks.
     

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