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7.6 firmware causing USB disc spin up/down?

8553 Views 51 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2013 2:27 PM by Ted Rosenwasser RSS
  • Matthew Rosen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to JerrysKid)

    So, @JerrysKid:

     

    To clarify: did you simply add a hub between the AEBS and the external drive and that solved the spin up/spin down problem WITHOUT reverting to the older firmware?

     

    Please confirm.

     

    Thanks in advance.

  • Pascal Bourque Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 5:11 PM (in response to Derek Hasted1)

    Anybody with the spindown problem tried the latest 7.6.3 update?

  • lepaapl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to Pascal Bourque)

    I upgraded my 2nd gen extreme from 7.5.2 to 7.6.3 over 24 hrs ago and to my amazement I believe Apple finally solved the spinup/down issue!

  • cooperate Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to Pascal Bourque)

    Like @lepaapl I upgraded to 7.6.3, and for the first 24 hours it seemed as if Apple had actually fixed this. Alas, after a day the spin-up-and-immediate-spin-down-every-5-minutes-or-so issue returned.

     

    In my case, the problem is limited to my MacBook being awake. When the MacBook is asleep, TimeCapsule stays quiet, too. I can't remeber if this had been the case with earlier firmware versions and I can't be bothered to try. I will go back to 7.5.2. I will go directly to 7.5.2. I will not pass Go and will not collect $200 ...

  • lepaapl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 7:59 PM (in response to lepaapl)

    Update: It's been about a week since I upgraded my 2nd gen extreme from 7.5.2 to 7.6.3, so far the spin up/down issues has not returned. Also as a test I left three macs connected for day to the USB drive; one running latest version of snow leopard, one with the latest lion, and one with latest mountain lion. The only issue I've had with 7.6.3 is with the settings migrated from 7.5.2 for the 5GHz radio mode. 5GHz would not work until I reset/saved the channel settings (In my case from static to automatic).

  • balck7 Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to lepaapl)

    I had big troubles with 7.6.1, upgraded to 7.6.3 and it's still very annoying. With 7.6.1 I had two crashes - File system did not mount anymore. With 7.6.3 I've lost twice the iTunes library file because it was corrupt.

    I think I will try now 7.5.2 - may that helps.

  • Ted Rosenwasser Calculating status...
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    Mar 24, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to balck7)

    Just adding another data point to the thread:

     

    Airport Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation)

    Buffalo Drivestation Duo connected via USB (configured to back up via Time Capsule)

     

    Running firmware 7.6.3 with an '09 Macbook (10.6.8) and a '12 Macbook Air (10.7.5)

    * only had spin up/ down issues when '09 Macbook was awake on the network

    * would happen exactly every 2 minutes

     

    Downgraded to firmware 7.5.2

      * so far no spin up/ down issues...

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