3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2007 10:10 AM by TomELee
cidion Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
Hi folks.

I've searched a bit, and can't find help.

My HD keeps spinning.
I've closed all apps, killed what processes I can, and it still spins. The "put HD to sleep" button is ticked, and I've let it sit for over 5min with no luck. I've noticed it over the past 2 days. I haven't installed anything in that time.

It's not indexing, not recording, and not stopping! =)

any ideas?

17in MBP / 2.16 Dual Core Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    The drive sleep time is actual 10 minutes so unless you wait for that time then it won't sleep.

    You can manually set the drive sleep time to whatever your want by using the…

    sudo pmset -a disksleep [disk sleep time in minutes]
    e.g. sudo pmset -a disksleep 5

    … in Terminal.
  • cidion Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
    Hi Ned,

    Well, I've let it sit a few times for 30min + with the same result.

    I use the MBP for over 12hrs a day, and it's defiantly doing something abnormal. There are no knocking or clicking noises though.. just spinning (almost like it's the fan, but it's not. I know where the fans are in relation to the HD)
  • TomELee Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Same to mine. I changed the wait till sleep time to 5 min. Once I had it to sleep while reading an ebook but then never again. While the sleeping drive my MBP was super quiet, you couldn't hear anything!

    I have 2 gigs of RAM but the drive is still spinning. What can I do to send it to sleep while reading ebooks?

    Hope, someone has an answer.