Ext HDD falling asleep?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brookied, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. brookied macrumors member

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    Hi Guys
    OK my issue is that i have an Ext Philips 250gd drive, 3 partitions and hooked up via USB.

    When i boot the Mac (mostly asleep) the drive may? wake. mostly it will not untill i remove the USB cable and plug in again, This will wake the ext hdd for about 20mins if not used , After this it falls asleep again.

    I have all power saving options checked for ext devices, nothing indicates to fall asleep yet it still does.

    Anybody else have this issue and know what i can do to prevent this. The most annoying issue from this is that when i look in finder for somthing it hangs as the Ext HDD is asleep all the time?

    Thanks for any help
    Darren
     
  2. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    #2
    That might be the controller for the hard drive inside the enclosure, to power off the disks.
     
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    My WD also falls asleep, eventually.

    If it bugs you, you might want to consider writing a little program (in terminal or with automator, I guess that'd work) that accesses the drive every now and then to keep it awake :)
     
  4. brookied thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help, I would have no idea on writing a program to keep the disc awake. New to Mac, :rolleyes:

    I will have a poke around and see what i can find
     

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