Random TB drive activity during sleep

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by CrazyNurse, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. CrazyNurse macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    I have noticed my 3TB external Seagate Thunderbolt drive randomly spins up and down after my Mini is asleep. This happens thorougout the night.

    I have only found some threads about power management bugs in OSX and the "pmset" command in terminal.

    It's like my external drive doesnt want to completely sleep or something is trying to access it.

    Anyone else having this issue?:confused:
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    I've the same “problem” under Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) with my FW800 drives. The sleep continues after a few seconds. It is still better than no-sleep function (for example, many eSATA-solutions do not support the OS X sleep functions).

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