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Help! Computer won't sleep with USB 2.0 External Drive
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dwehrs
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Jul 23, 2007, 08:20 PM
 
I just picked up a 500GB Seagate Free Agent drive and feel it's pretty good so far. Fast transfer speeds and small desk footprint. Also, a steal at only $138 (after tax!) at Best Buy. Plus the 5 year warranty straight from the manufacturer.

However ...

My Powermac G5 no longer goes to sleep! Any ideas??

The drive is connected via the USB port in the back of my Apple Cinema Display. When I send the Powermac to sleep it goes ... but immediately wakes up. I have tried ejecting the drive (and the partition), un-mounting the drive, still always wakes right up!

Thanks in advance for any tips ...
     
dwehrs  (op)
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Jul 23, 2007, 08:33 PM
 
Solved it! By unplugging the drive from the Apple Cinema Display and plugging it into the back of the Powermac the sleep issude has been solved!
     
   
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