Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Hardware - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Mac Notebooks > Put the HD to sleep when possible? It never does...

Put the HD to sleep when possible? It never does...
Thread Tools
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: 22 15N, 114 10E
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2003, 12:22 AM
Did a few search on this topic but no luck.

I have checked "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible." under Energy Saver but I have never realize the HD actually spin down at all? Is there a way (software, unix command or anything) to force the hard drive to spin down say in 2 minutes of inactivity?

I am sure this can make the battery last longer.

Oh, I am using Panther.
( Last edited by phantomo; Dec 4, 2003 at 02:19 AM. )
15"MBP/C2D2.4GHz/4GB RAM/320GB HD
15"MBP/C2D2.16GHz/3GB RAM/250GB HD
iPhone 8GB/iPod video 30GB
Grizzled Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2003
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2003, 01:06 AM
I never notice my HD spinning down either... frankly I cannot hear it running right now, the fan seems louder than the HD (and the fan is not very loud either)...

but sometimes I know it does go to sleep because occasionally I can hear it spinning back up... it doesn't seem to happen very often though...

I'm not sure how to set the time limit though.
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:20 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,