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I have a Seagate FreeAgentPro (FW4 Media) connected for Time Machine and extra storage purposes which is often asleep. Every time I save anything within any app OSX seeks to check the external drive – causing a spinning beachball delay until the drive is up and running – even if, as is usually the case, I intend to save to the internal disc. It's very annoying. (Why can't they make it so that if you choose the external disc as a destination, only then do you have to wait for it to be wakened?)

Now with Snow Leopard every time I choose Look Up In Dictionary from within Safari, Pages, and some other apps (not Text Edit) it does the same thing and waits until the external drive is up and awake again before it opens the Dictionary. Grrr.

I'm wondering if OSX's behaviour can be changed so that it no longer needs to wake up my external drive when I hit Save, or Look Up In Dictionary. Or is this something to do with the drive, and other people don't experience this behaviour?

MacBook (white) 2.16Ghz, 3Gb RAM, 500Gb HD, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
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