Help with Secondary Harddrive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kixx, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. kixx macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2010
    Since i put in an additional SSD in my iMac 2010, i have been using the SSD as my boot drive.

    One problem that occurred to me is that after a certain length of time not using the HDD (which stores all my media and other files), it shuts down on its own. I can tell from a) a subtle decrease in noise and b) takes a long time to load the HDD drive in finder and it follows by a subtle increase in noise when the drive eventually loads.

    Is there a way i can turn off this automatic shutdown of the secondary HDD? This shutting down / turning on happens quite a few times a day and im just worried that it decreases its lifespan and actually does some other damage to the iMac.
  2. Jeordeon macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2011
    I think that you go to System Pref, Energy Saver, and deselect "Put the hard drive to sleep when possible." Otherwise, probably something in Utilities>Disk Utility. Hope this helps :)

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