Hard drive has not stopped running for hrs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bob118, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. bob118 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    Western Mass USA
    I have a back up terabyte drive that I use for Time Machine, my question is that I have turned off time machine but the hard drive on my mac is continuously running and will not stop.I did upgrade the other night for the new OSX but come on man this thing hasn't stopped all night any ideas on whats going on? I'm new to these iMacs so any suggestions would be more than helpful. Also is there anyway to alter the backups on time machine or is it every hr on the hr that it has to back up too.
  2. psxguru macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2006
    You sure it's not spotlight still doing it's thing?
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    You could also just not Have an update every hour. I use an external drive myself, and I have it backed up maybe once a week or so.
  4. eric/ Guest


    Sep 19, 2011
    Ohio, United States
    Why keep it plugged in anyway? Just unplug it and the problem is solved.

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