External HDDs sleeping even though I set them not to sleep

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  1. patent10021, Apr 23, 2013
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    patent10021 macrumors 68030

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    After I updated to 10.8.3 my external HDDs sleep even though I've used the correct settings. A real pain since I have to wait for the disks to wake up whenever I access those HDDs

    Any advice?

    Thanks
     

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  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    There is a difference between display sleep and computer sleep. It sounds like your display and computer are both going to sleep at the same time.

    If you have indeed set your computer to "never" sleep, then something else must be going on.
    My first thought is to open the Console utility and see what messages are being written to the system log when the display goes to sleep.
     
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes both at same time. Annoying. Before 10.8.3 both never would sleep. Will take a look at Console.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I had this issue. To solve it I adjusted the prefs locked them rebooted then reset the existing prefs and locked them.

    Hope that makes sense
     
  5. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    what prefs?

    Here is the info from Console.
    Code:
    4/23/13 11:12:21.894 PM mdworker[9315]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:12:21.912 PM mdworker[9316]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:12:21.976 PM sandboxd[9317]: ([9315]) mdworker(9315) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:12:21.981 PM sandboxd[9317]: ([9316]) mdworker(9316) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:12:22.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(9317) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    4/23/13 11:16:22.823 PM mdworker[9321]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:16:22.829 PM mdworker[9320]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:16:22.913 PM sandboxd[9322]: ([9321]) mdworker(9321) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:16:22.918 PM sandboxd[9322]: ([9320]) mdworker(9320) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:16:23.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(9322) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    4/23/13 11:18:23.723 PM mdworker[9326]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:18:23.730 PM mdworker[9325]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:18:23.806 PM sandboxd[9327]: ([9326]) mdworker(9326) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:18:23.814 PM sandboxd[9327]: ([9325]) mdworker(9325) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:18:24.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(9327) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    4/23/13 11:22:24.628 PM mdworker[9331]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:22:24.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(9332) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    4/23/13 11:22:24.645 PM mdworker[9330]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:22:24.706 PM sandboxd[9332]: ([9331]) mdworker(9331) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:22:24.714 PM sandboxd[9332]: ([9330]) mdworker(9330) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:24:58.590 PM WindowServer[118]: Created shield window 0x1182 for display 0x0424b26d
    4/23/13 11:24:58.590 PM WindowServer[118]: device_generate_desktop_screenshot: authw 0x0(0), shield 0x0(0)
    4/23/13 11:24:58.624 PM WindowServer[118]: device_generate_lock_screen_screenshot: authw 0x0(0), shield 0x0(0)
    4/23/13 11:30:25.546 PM mdworker[9336]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:30:25.575 PM mdworker[9337]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:30:25.638 PM sandboxd[9338]: ([9336]) mdworker(9336) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:30:25.646 PM sandboxd[9338]: ([9337]) mdworker(9337) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:30:25.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(9338) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    4/23/13 11:32:26.480 PM mdworker[9342]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:32:26.493 PM mdworker[9341]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:32:26.564 PM sandboxd[9343]: ([9342]) mdworker(9342) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:32:26.570 PM sandboxd[9343]: ([9341]) mdworker(9341) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:32:26.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(9343) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    4/23/13 11:36:10.644 PM WindowServer[118]: Created shield window 0x1183 for display 0x003f003c
    4/23/13 11:36:10.645 PM WindowServer[118]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: no lock state data
    4/23/13 11:36:10.650 PM WindowServer[118]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: no lock state data
    4/23/13 11:36:10.653 PM WindowServer[118]: Created shield window 0x1184 for display 0x003f003e
    4/23/13 11:36:10.653 PM WindowServer[118]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: no lock state data
    4/23/13 11:36:27.839 PM mdworker[9350]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:36:27.854 PM mdworker[9349]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4/23/13 11:36:27.928 PM sandboxd[9351]: ([9350]) mdworker(9350) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:36:27.936 PM sandboxd[9351]: ([9349]) mdworker(9349) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    4/23/13 11:36:28.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(9351) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    
     
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  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Two possible issues.

    First is did you check your computer sleep time? The drives will spin down when the computer goes to sleep.

    The second is some drives have their own spin down timer. Although I think the default on Seagate is to let the computer control the spindown of the the drive, so I'm betting the issue is the computer going to sleep.
     
  8. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    There is a separate toggle to allow hard drives to spin down. So regardless whether you have the computer set to never sleep, you still have to uncheck the box that says spin down hard drives when possible.
     
  9. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yeah all those are already set to prevent sleep. Was working in 10.7x but not in 10.8.3. HDD sleeps when I don't use it for a short while. Can't say exactly when but it's after only a very short time.
     
  10. patent10021, Apr 24, 2013
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    Darn, trashed the PwerManagement prefs but my external Seagate and WD HDDs are still sleeping if I don't access them after only 10 minutes or so. Sooo annoying. They weren't doing this in 10.7x.
     

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