Mac pro hard drive spinning up and shutting down

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bupsy, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. bupsy macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2007
    Every night I am woken up the sound of my hard drive spinning up and whizzing around for a few seconds, and then suddenly turning off. This happens about every 2-3 minutes and is VERY annoying. Has anyone else had this issue or something similar? it seems to only happen when the computer is in sleep mode.

    this issue (and many others) only started happening after doing a fresh install of leopard.
  2. product26 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
  3. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    I had this issue on Tiger for a while, but it seemed to go away. I just figured it was an app left open that kept accessing the drive, so I made it good practice to close all apps down for the night.

    I haven't heard it do that in a while now, so I'm not sure if that was "the fix."

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