WD My Book + AEBS = Need Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by el3ctone, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. el3ctone macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2008
    I just got a WD My Book Studio Edition II, and I use it to store all my music on the network through my AEBS USB port.

    Here's the problem, the stupid drive LOVES TO SLEEP.

    I'm listening to a 5 minute song on repeat. Because the file isn't that big, it doesn't constantly read during the entire 5 minutes, and i supposed its got part of the song cached on my computer, then it sleeps.

    So, the song "repeats", and in the middle of that song, it pauses for about 8 seconds to let the drives spin-up.

    Is there anyway to prevent the drives from spinning down.

    At this rate, my setup and the purchase of the My Book drive is totally useless, and it sucks cuz i can't return it.

    Please somebody help me!
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Well you cant return it, but maybe sell it? And get a SeaGate drive instead? or Hitachi. WD drives have problems with macs...

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