external drives turn on regularly...

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  1. fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    i have 2 usb-powered external drives, connected to a (usb-powered) hub, connected to my 2015 macbook pro. power nap is off, 'wake for wifi access' is off... but periodically, the drives turn on, for a minute or so.

    anyone know why this might be? and what to do about it (if anything)? just curious about why this happens.
     
  2. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    thoughts, info? anyone else notice this behavior?
     
  3. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Check System Preferences to see if the drives are excluded in Spotlight and Time Machine?
     
  4. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    i don't use time machine, and i definitely want them indexed in spotlight. does spotlight index when the mac is sleeping??
     
  5. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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  6. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    i'll check those links. again, i don't use time machine, it's not enabled... but thanks for the info.

    EDIT: both those articles are out-dated, but will google a bit on my own.
     
  7. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    Keep Drives Awake is off in Energy Saver too? Is the wording perhaps different like : Allow Drives to Sleep.

    What I wrote above is not important - carry on.
     

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