WD MyBook Studio 1TB

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by FRKT, May 1, 2009.

  1. FRKT macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2009

    I've owned a MyBook Studio 1TB from Western Digital for yearly a year now. I'm not exactly happy about it for a number of reasons - the "ticking" sound it makes when it's being written to and the disco-inspired light that they put on it for no apparent reason are both keeping me up at night. Yet, this is not my biggest problem.

    I really need a way to disable the built-in "sleep" mode that puts the hard drive to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity. I can't have it freeze my computer for 4-5 seconds every time I need to write to a file on it. Does anyone have any experience with this?
  2. Marsil macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2009
    I have the MyBook II edition and yes it would be nice if you could control the sleep feature - I have read about a way around it - unfortunately I can t remember where. But it was a small program running in the back ground accessing the drive every 5 minutes to prevent it entering sleep mode.

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