Sleep external drive ONLY?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Rokusaburo, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Rokusaburo macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hey gang.
    I've got an internal 250GB HDD and an external 300GB Firewire drive.
    I know that you can choose to have the drives spin down in System Preferences, but I was wondering if it was possible to have only one of the two drives spin down (being the external drive)?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    By default, a drive not in use for a certain amount of time will spin down. So, if you're using the internal drive but no the external drive, the external should spin down eventually whilst the internal remains active. Is this what you're wanting? :)
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    If you have the developer tools installed (including the CHUD tools), Spotlight search for "Spindown HD"
  4. nutman macrumors regular

    May 19, 2006
    just eject it and remount it with disk utility when you need it again.

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