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Firewire HD sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2003/11/10 - Stuart Bell

Hi!

Man Mac died last week. It was my 'Project' Mac, so usual diagnoses not usually relevant. . . .

Anyhow, to get back running asap, got a Firewire enclosure for its HD, and now booting off its boot partition with my iBook.

All fine. Just wondered if there's any way of making the Firewire HD spin down if unused for a while?

Stuart

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Message #2 - Posted 2003/11/10 - Christian Hewitt

Man Mac died last week. It was my 'Project' Mac, so usual diagnoses not usually relevant. . . .

Anyhow, to get back running asap, got a Firewire enclosure for its HD, and now booting off its boot partition with my iBook.

All fine. Just wondered if there's any way of making the Firewire HD spin down if unused for a while?

Unless specifically jumpered to spin all the time (which is something that can be set on some drives) any attached drive should respond to commands from the OS to spin down after an idle-timeout has been reached (definately something settable in OSX.. the mind is becoming fuzzy on OS9 and below these days). Note that said jumpers mentioned above are on the HDD itself.. not on the external enclosure. Might be worth checking for in case it's a "AV Spec" drive - in which case any such jumpers may be set to eliminate the pause you get when you wake-up a drive - which could wreak havoc in AV work.

I have several external pocket sized VST drives that spin down after 5 mins of being idle no matter what flavour of drive i've stuck in them.

CH

Message #3 - Posted 2003/11/10 - Stuart Bell

Christian Hewitt wrote:

Unless specifically jumpered to spin all the time (which is something that can be set on some drives) any attached drive should respond to commands from the OS to spin down after an idle-timeout has been reached (definately something settable in OSX..

Using 10.2.6, so remind me, please ;-)

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