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Internal, non-boot disk spin down

  • 15-02-2012 4:32pm
    Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ taylorconor95

    I have two HD's in my MBP 10.7.3: an SSD and a HDD. The OS is on the SSD and iTunes and Aperture libraries and stuff are on the HDD. When not in use, I usually eject the HDD from terminal, cos i'm kind of a neat freak like that.

    Since installing iStatMenu, Even when I 'diskutil eject HDD' in terminal and it spins down, it spins back up for about 10 seconds every 2 minutes, which is annoying! It doesn't mount or anything, just spins up, then spins back down again.

    Does anyone know of any software that stops this or can give me any advice? (preferably not kernel extensions, as I said, i'm kind of a neat freak!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,809 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic

    Don't use iStatMenu? It's probably trying to enumerate your disks hence the spin up.

    With respect, you're being a bit too crazy about this sort of thing. Just leave the drive spinning unless you REALLY need to conserve battery! It's just not that important...

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ taylorconor95

    meh, there should be no reason why I can't use both... Yeah I suppose I'm probably being a bit crazy but thats not going to change anytime soon :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,809 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic

    How can you say there should be no reason? It's a pretty fair assumption to make about iStatMenus. Your sort of usage is something I would consider an edge case that might not have been addressed by the developer. How about contacting them and ask?

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ taylorconor95

    Just sorted it! It was set to monitor S.M.A.R.T drive temps every 5 minutes, hence the spin up. Disabled, problem resolved