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Topic # 15120 5-Aug-2007 15:33

Using a Lacie external hard disk, of the USB2 (SATA inside) variety, how can I stop the disk spinning down?

It seems to default to spinning down every 5 minutes, which is not good for disk life, and there is no option (that I can find) in the drivers for Apple or Windows to set this.




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  Reply # 81186 5-Aug-2007 15:39
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TROLL Hmm, have you though of getting a real operating system like Linux?
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I have this problem too, and its been bugging me as I have not been able to figure it out.

You could see if there are jumpers on the HDD to turn power management off?

Apart from that I'm not too sure?


You could try turning Power management off for the HDD's, though that did nothing for me.

IE, right-click on desktop, goto screen saver then look at the power settings.

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  Reply # 81187 5-Aug-2007 15:42
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I don't know if this applies to external drives, but in osx under system preferences --> energy saver. There is an option called "Put Hard Disk(s) to sleep when possible".
You may want to uncheck that.

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