Seagate HD slow to power off

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by John585, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. John585 macrumors member

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148371

    I bought this drive during black friday and its great. But when I close the lid of my macbook it takes a few seconds for the hard drive to shut off. Could it be a bad drive? On the stock hard drive it would shut off right away when the lid is closed.
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    What is it doing to indicate it is not shutting down right away?

    Weird noise? Blinking power light?

    More info needed.

    If it is a bad drive, just return it right away.
     
  3. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    They all do that.. It takes a few seconds to SLEEP after your shut the lid, because everything is being put in the RAM to be available at Wake up.
    So I would say it's normal for it to take a few seconds... I think any HDD will do that.
     
  4. John585 thread starter macrumors member

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    when the lid is closed and the backlight on the apple logo goes off the sleep light is on. after a few seconds the hard drive turns off and the sleep light starts pulsing.
     

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