Disksomnia
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Waiting for sleeping disks to wake up can be a frustrating experience for DJs, video/audio editors, musicians, and motion graphics designers who frequently work with media files located on multiple disks.

Disksomnia 4.0 periodically writes a file to keep any local disk awake, including those that stubbornly ignore Energy Saver preferences.
What's New
Version 4.0:
  • NEW! Disksomnia now runs as a menu bar app with extremely low overhead and easy access to Preferences.
  • NEW! By default, Disksomnia will write to disks every 55 seconds but you can now set a custom period (up to 999 seconds) to suit your particular disks.
  • NEW! Icon animates when disks are being written to and there’s a countdown indicator to the next write.
  • Easily select which disks are kept awake.
  • Disksomnia can run all the time or only when selected applications are running. Perfect if you only need disks to be kept awake when editing audio or video.
Version 4.0:
  • NEW! Disksomnia now runs as a menu bar app with extremely low overhead and easy access to Preferences.
  • NEW! By default, Disksomnia will write to disks every 55 seconds but you can now set a custom period (up to 999 seconds) to suit your particular disks.
  • NEW! Icon animates when disks are being written to and there’s a countdown indicator to the next more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.3 or later



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Disksomnia User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Eric-Woehler commented on 04 Apr 2014
Might be interested at 1.99 but not at 9.99. Looking at other alternatives/options. Don't have a problem paying a small fee to dev but I believe 9.99 for this is too expensive.
[Version 4.0]


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Acuraice commented on 29 Sep 2012
Both onyx and cocktail have the ability to set any disk's sleep settings,onyx is totally free!
[Version 3.0.1]

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ASaracli9114 replied on 20 Jan 2014
Can you please tell me how you would use Onyx for this purpose, I cannot find the settings!..
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Bruce_Y commented on 11 Jun 2008
also requires Final Cut (Express or Pro)

Question: could this be modified so that it would serve the function of keeping attached drives from sleeping without the need for running/install of Final Cut?
Thereby making it more generic, for folks who would like external drives to stay awake but have not Final Cut?
[Version 1.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 11 Jun 2008
Apologies if you wasted your time with this. Yesterday I received the developer's newsletter announcing this new freeware, read it, and went to the developer site. It was not made sufficiently clear to me in the newsletter nor the developer site that this software required FCP or FC Express. The description and requirements have now been changed, thanks for the heads-up.
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Digital Heaven Ltd (developer) replied on 29 Mar 2012
Please note that these comments from 2008 are now out of date. Disksomnia 3.0 has been completely rewritten and no longer requires or only works with Final Cut Pro/Express.
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Downloads:2,979
Version Downloads:43
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:04 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Waiting for sleeping disks to wake up can be a frustrating experience for DJs, video/audio editors, musicians, and motion graphics designers who frequently work with media files located on multiple disks.

Disksomnia 4.0 periodically writes a file to keep any local disk awake, including those that stubbornly ignore Energy Saver preferences.


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