Is there a way to disable hard disk check for external HD's on sleep?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iBug2, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    As you know OS X checks all mounted hard disks before doing certain tasks. For example sometimes when I open a web page in Safari, the beach ball starts up and before every sleeping external HD is awakened, Safari doesn't do anything. This happens a lot on other various tasks and like me, if you have many external drives, which do sleep without the control of OS X, you wait several seconds every now and then for simple tasks.

    Now this is hard drive check. Is there a way to disable it?
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Short of ejecting disks when they're not in use, not really. Even disabling diskarbitration (which will cause other much bigger issues if it's not enabled again before restarting) won't solve that problem.

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