External HD kicking in??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axeldtf, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    There are some websites that take a little longer to load because something about that site make my external hard drive come on. This also happens with certain applications on my mac as well. What could be causing this? My hard drive is a Western Digital "my book" 320 gig usb 2.0
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    That's a normal behaviour, I have that too, and with five to ten external drives it's a pain in the asymmetric photons.

    What Mac OS X version do you have?

    Maybe give Apple feedback about this, I did.
  3. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Not sure about the websites, but when you click on save or open file in an application, the computer spins up the external drives just incase you want to access them. I can imagine that that is quite annoying with ten externals.

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