Lacie 2big Quadra Waking Up All The Time

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jazz1, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. jazz1 macrumors 65816

    jazz1

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    Why does this external constantly wake up ever 20 min. even when I'm not accessing it? I have set up for Time Machine, and System Prefs>Energy Saver>Put Discs to Sleep checked. Time Machine backs-up every hour.

    Would I be better off simply not having the disk sleep while the iMac is on? I'm thinking spinning up and spinning down is hard on the external HD.
     
  2. bobdupneu macrumors newbie

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    Poor engineering

    I have the same problem on my 2big Network. Stays on almost all the time, even if it's supposed to go into Eco mode after 5 minutes...
     
  3. jazz1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    jazz1

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    What I really find strange is when my iMac is sleeping the fan sometimes keeps going all night and all day even though nothing is accessing it. I usually just shut the drive down via the rocker panel switch, but sometimes I forget to turn it back on for Time Machine. Not good!
     
  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    FYI: The USB3 version are fanless.. I wonder would it be OK to disconnect the fan on the older models.. lol
     

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