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I have a Western Digital MyBook external hdd which goes to sleep after 10 minutes. However, sometimes when I'm browsing with Safari, opening a new page causes the external hard drive to wake up before the page loads. This takes a few seconds obviously, and is thus frustrating. At first I thought it was Flash content related, but it even does this when ClickToFlash is blocking Flash. The hard disk is used for media and manual backups, i.e. OS X doesn't use it for any system files.

Any ideas?

Could it be something to do with sites checking the system? As in, opening up a "Save As" dialog anywhere on the system also causes applications to freeze while the hard drive wakes up...?

 iMac 20" 2.0GHz 2GB Aluminium, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
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