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Join Date: Nov 1999
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Nov 22, 1999, 09:49 PM
OK, i've been a Mac user for awhile now, and I can't figure this one out...
Say I have a cdrom and a zip drive mounted on the desktop and the computer is idle. If i start up an app (say netscape), suddenly the cdrom spins up and then the zip drive is accessed. Now suddenly the 5 secs it usually takes to launch netscape (with no external media mounted)takes 15 or more seconds. I assume this is caused by the way the mac keeps track of where files are, but is there a way around this? I figured this would be the best place to ask!


P.S. I'm running 8.6 on a rev. b iMac.
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Nov 23, 1999, 05:44 PM
You're not going to like this, but the best way to stop that is to eject the disk when you are done with it.

You will notice that happens any time you go to a dialog box, such as save or place (in a graphics program) I guess is does that so that everything is available to the program.

Some of the programmers out there may have a more accurate description of this.
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