Sluggish hard drive performance

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jetjaguar, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

    jetjaguar

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    I have a 1tb and 2tb caviar black hard drives installed in my mac pro that are a few years old. I test them in disk utility and they come out fine but when I go browse the drives it takes awhile before the files show up.

    The drives aren't even close to being full. Sometimes I have to close finder and keep reopening it a few times and then I can see the files. Are my drives dying? I was planning on replacing them with 3tb seagates anyways.
     
  2. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    The drive is spinning down and in sleep mode. It takes a few seconds to spin the drive up. You can go to the energy saver applet under settings and turn off spinning down the drives.

    This is probably recent behavior you are seeing after an update to 10.8.5. If that's the case then turning off this behavior probably won't fix your issue. It's a bug that Apple with have to fix.

    I think others are turning off all power saving options to compensate for now.
     
  3. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    If this is indeed what is happening, I am not sure how this missed even the high-level internal build testing...
     
  4. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

    jetjaguar

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    Thanks..forgot about that setting. Turned it off. Hopefully it will stop that from happening.
     

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