Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to innergalactic)
Wow, that's donkys years old - you're asking for trouble. Stick with firewire drives.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to Thabo Da Husky)
This is a Snow Leopard discussion...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2013 11:38 AM (in response to CRhysB)
I'm getting this problem with Mavericks, WD Studio connected via Firewire to my Thunderbolt screen which is in turn connected to my MacBook. This is also my Time Machine drive.
Drive spins down, I try to open a new tab in Safari, beach ball of DEATH! appears, drive spins up, beach ball disappears and the tab opens up.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2013 8:43 PM (in response to boozedog)
Mavericks 27" iMac with Synology NAS. No applications installed on the NAS.
I have tried all the tricks over the past 2+ years I've been following this thread and none of them work.
Right-click on a file to "open with" and the computer halts until the drives in the NAS spin up.
What's the story Apple?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 3:46 PM (in response to CRhysB)
Same story here. The external drive is WD Elements 2 TB drive.
Apple, are you listening? This 'feature' is here for YEARS now and it's just plainly annoying. Fix it, please.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 3:54 PM (in response to CRhysB)
The only way to get attention by Apple is to file bugreports, en masse. Please do so, and if you can relate it to bug ID 15819635
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 6:10 PM (in response to bliekp)
The bugreport address is for developers only.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2014 5:21 PM (in response to mandoskier)
I realize this is a 10.6 discussion, but I have a similar problem in 10.4.11, and i'll bet the problem still exists in 10.7+ too. I think this problem is endemic to the design of OSX. Similar drive bu11sh1t doesn't happen in Windows XP (I haven't used Win7 enough yet to know, and hopefully never will). My secondary hard drives constantly spin down, then spin back up for no reason whatsoever. I can see it having to spin up your boot drive once in awhile, but not other drives.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2014 11:44 AM (in response to CRhysB)
After 4 years I would expect Apple has decided this is a feature and won't remove the behavior.