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Avoid Western Digital external drives' built-in spin down
Authored by: Sesquipedalian on Apr 29, '09 06:23:23AM
I've created a little applet based on this discussion. It allows the user to implement randalla's method (posted above) without having to muck around with editing anything. Just click the "Keep a drive awake..." button, choose a drive from the list, and click "OK". To undo, run it again and click the "Let a drive sleep..." button instead.

Keep Drive Spinning can be found at http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/31158

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Avoid Western Digital external drives' built-in spin down
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 29, '09 07:46:16AM

Thanks i found your script the other day by accident.....

I have a few (low budget) sites using Softraid, since we started using WD drives as a 3 way mirror on rotation they kept going out of sync. The internal drive and 1st external is in sync but the WD drops connection so putting it out of sync and making the RAID rebuild.

This so far has stopped the problem so thanks....did not think to keep the drive alive using launchd...cool...as i could not work out the problem.



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