Mac temporarily freeze when external drive starts up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GenesisST, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. GenesisST macrumors 68000

    GenesisST

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    #1
    Hello,

    Please forgive me if this is in another thread, my keyword ability is near zero.

    I have had this problem for some time, on Leopard and on Snow Leopard (don't remember about Tiger), where my mac freezes for 2-5 seconds when my external drives are woken up.

    This happens often when I access the "file open" window, it will just sit there until the drive is started.

    Nothing fatal, just annoying and I would like to fix it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    That's pretty common for a sleeping external drive. You should still be able to change those settings in the Developer tools if they're installed.
     

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