External hard drives sleep in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Mike Smartt, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Mike Smartt

    Mike Smartt Guest

    I run Vista Business and have two external Lacie drives - 500 gb and 250 bg -
    attached via a firewire card. Recently, one or both of the drives seems to go
    into a sleep mode and when I try and access a program, they seem to wake up
    (one or both starts up and spins - can't tell if it is just one of them or
    both). The program then takes a minute or so to react. Often the .exe file
    isn't on either of the drives but it sounds as if both drives are being woken
    up anyway. I have probably done something to make this happen through
    preferences within Vista - but what? Has anyone else had this problem. I have
    a Dell XPS quad-core with 4 gigs on memory.
    Mike Smartt, Oct 19, 2007
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