MBP13 Constantly Seeking External HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frnak, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. frnak macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2007
    Hey all,

    I have this behavior on my mac, where when I am on Firefox, every once in a while, it freezes for 3 seconds, and I see the indicator light on my external HDD flashing (aka reading).

    I've noticed that this could be for Time Machine, as I have it backing up every hour. But I thought it was to be COMPLETELY transparent, with no disturbance of other applications. Yet, I get these annoying freezes a lot.

    Any suggestions?

  2. ipsg macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Go to Energy Saver Preferences and disable putting hdd to sleep

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