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Avoid Western Digital external drives' built-in spin down
Authored by: Andreas. on Mar 18, '09 11:12:39AM
EricF:  I hope that little tidbit of information gets out into the mainstream Mac press
I couldn't agree more - that's why I am posting where appropriate. Please do the same. At the Bombich forums we are constantly hearing of users who have been bitten. A few vendors have exchanged a WD drive for another make, but many refuse to do so. Note that the difficulty with booting is not quite due to the 'auto-sleep'/spin-down "feature" - it's due to the commandeering of LUN0. See the link in that thread to the explanation by 'baltwo'.

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Avoid Western Digital external drives' built-in spin down
Authored by: EricF on Mar 18, '09 11:22:00AM

If it's a LUN0 problem, then would you be able to boot of the drive at all? I can boot from it, it just crashes after a while.

Oh well... onward...

Thanks!



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