iTunes External Hard Drive Sleeps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Josh Kahane, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2006
    Suffolk, UK

    I have all of my iTunes music and media on an external hard drive connected via USB and I play music, then lets say I pause a song. Hard drive goes to sleep, I come back and press play but it forgets the song and just cancels the playing song.

    So how can I handle this? Do I need to keep my hard drive awake? Is this is a bug with iTunes?

    I don't know what to do so I hope you can help me out, thanks.
  2. The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    In your system preferences go to energy saver and untick the "put hard drives to sleep when possible"
    See if that changes anything
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    If that doesn't cure it there's an applet called "Keep Drive Spinning" that I've been using for similar reasons.

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