Keep external drive active (10.7.5)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by truehybridx, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. truehybridx macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    I'm using an external drive for my iTunes library since i use an SSD for my main drive.

    iTunes runs into hangs because it waits for the drive to become active which either happens slowly or not at all (Sometimes i need to open the drive in Finder and make a change for the drive to spin up :/)

    Any advice on options to make the drive stay spinning or make it more speedy?
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    It depends on the make and model of the drive in question...Some have such aggressive sleep / autopark features that it's impossible to keep them spinning...what make, model and size is the drive?
  3. truehybridx thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010

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