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!