How to keep external hard drives from sleeping?

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

    jetjaguar

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    #1
    I have 2 external usb hard drives connect to my imac and i want to stop them from spinning down. The only thing I have found is a utility from 2016 called KeepDrivesSpinning. Has anyone used this? it hasnt been updated in years. Is there any other way to stop them from sleeping ?


    Thanks
     
  2. Icy1007 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't there an option in the Energy Saver preferences pane that says "Put hard disks to sleep when possible"? I think unchecking that will keep any hard disks awake.
     
  3. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

    jetjaguar

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    From what i understand .. it doesnt apply to external hard drives
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    "From what i understand .. it doesnt apply to external hard drives"

    Have you tried it?
    Have you tried KeepDrivesSpinning?

    Try them both, then get back to us.
     

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