Weird HD related issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sOwL, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. sOwL macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2007
    Nerd Cave
    1) Whenever i right click and go to "more" or "open with" i get a spinning circle and i can hear my hd to start working, as if it was sleeping
    2) same whenever i start a download, and wait for the "save to" menu.

    After that spinning circle, the next time doing those works fast, but then after some time its slow again. it behaves exactly as if i had the "turn hard disks to sleep when possible" but i have unticked that :confused:
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Do you have any external drives connected? If you do, and they spin up, it could be caused by drive-specific power management settings that Mac OS X cannot control. If this is so, look on the drive manufacturer's web site for their drive software.

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