How to stop by harddrive from running after wakeup?
March 5, 2012 8:56 AM Subscribe
What's up with my Mac? Hard drive runs for several minutes after waking.
posted by papercake to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Every time I wake up my iMac I can hear the hard drive kick in and run for a couple of minutes. It apparently takes up most of the attention of the computer, as trying to do anything like open a web page gives you the beach ball until the drive stops.
I'd thought this was a dying drive problem, so months ago I upgraded to a new HD. The problem seemed to go away for a while but is now back.
I thought it might be browser-related, but Safari and Firefox both hang while the drive is running.
It's not the computer trying to archive.