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Hard Drives Keep Sleeping- CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!

Message #1 - Posted 2003/03/03 - Andy Hewitt

John S. Etnier wrote:

I'm running Jaguar on a 533DP. Ever since switching to Jaguar from OS9 I've learned that any interruption of power to my Firewire drives causes them to start sleeping without notice. If I shut the computer down, am forced to restart, whatever, the drives spin down after a few (20?) minutes of inactivity. This means that when I need them I have to wait an eternity for them to revive. Some apps can't figure out what's going on and crash during the transition. I have #$%*ed around with Energy Saver, but it often doesn't help, and I'm sick to death of having to reset it over and over again every time something causes me to power down the drives.

Is there a fix for this?

I'm having the same trouble, and found this :-(

http://discussions.info.apple.com/WebX?128@207.GVFCaetHhfa.23@.3bbb9636

Which basically says:

Apple has noted and been able to reproduce a problem where secondary internal HDDs, i.e. those other than your OS X boot volume, may enter Standby mode sooner than the three hours specified when the Put the hard drive to sleep when possible option is disabled. This has also been reported by some users of external FireWire Hard Drives. When applications read or write to these secondary drives, and those drives are in Standby mode, the SBBOD will display for 30-35 seconds while the drive spins-up. There is presently no interim solution for this issue, but Apple is working on finding a resolution.

Andy Hewitt ** FAF#1, OSOS#5 - BMW K100RS 8v, Honda Concerto 16v (RIP H100s, CB400N, CB750KZ, XJ600s) Windows free zone (Mac G3) <http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ahewitt/index.htm> (last update 11/01) (Now Testing MacSOUP 2.5 for OSX)

Message #2 - Posted 2003/03/03 - John S. Etnier

Thanks. Love your sig- I think!!!! 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe here....

Previously, Andy Hewitt wrote:

John S. Etnier wrote:

I'm running Jaguar on a 533DP. Ever since switching to Jaguar from OS9 I've learned that any interruption of power to my Firewire drives causes them to start sleeping without notice. If I shut the computer down, am forced to restart, whatever, the drives spin down after a few (20?) minutes of inactivity. This means that when I need them I have to wait an eternity for them to revive. Some apps can't figure out what's going on and crash during the transition. I have #$%*ed around with Energy Saver, but it often doesn't help, and I'm sick to death of having to reset it over and over again every time something causes me to power down the drives.

Is there a fix for this?

I'm having the same trouble, and found this :-(

http://discussions.info.apple.com/WebX?128@207.GVFCaetHhfa.23@.3bbb9636

Which basically says:

Apple has noted and been able to reproduce a problem where secondary internal HDDs, i.e. those other than your OS X boot volume, may enter Standby mode sooner than the three hours specified when the Put the hard drive to sleep when possible option is disabled. This has also been reported by some users of external FireWire Hard Drives. When applications read or write to these secondary drives, and those drives are in Standby mode, the SBBOD will display for 30-35 seconds while the drive spins-up. There is presently no interim solution for this issue, but Apple is working on finding a resolution.

John Etnier
Studio Dual
http://www.studiodual.com

Message #3 - Posted 2003/03/03 - Andy Hewitt

John S. Etnier wrote:

Thanks. Love your sig- I think!!!! 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe here....

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Oooh, can it do better than 0-60 in 4.1 though? ;-)

I'm sorry to say that I've never been a Porsche fan, Aston Martin is my thing, but hey, we can all dream eh?

As it is the bikes have to do, a very cheap way to get a grin on the way to work :-)

Andy Hewitt ** FAF#1, OSOS#5 - BMW K100RS 8v, Honda Concerto 16v (RIP H100s, CB400N, CB750KZ, XJ600s) Windows free zone (Mac G3) <http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ahewitt/index.htm> (last update 11/01) (Now Testing MacSOUP 2.5 for OSX)

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