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External HDD spinning up for no reason
Posted by: earache
Date: April 20, 2012 04:15PM
I've got a 1.5TB HDD (ministack v3 enclosure) that I've just started using as a Time Machine backup for my iMac. It's hooked up via FW800. This thing spins up and down for absolutely no reason. It's set to go to sleep whenever possible and I've removed it from Spotlight searches and from my sidebar. The drive is only being used for TM, so at most I would expect it to spin up once an hour. A quick search on the interwebs reveals that others have the same problem. Anyone here seeing this type of issue? Any solution?

Thanks!
-ear



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