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  • Is there a better alternative to Keep Drive Spinning?

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Keep Drive Spinning ensures that a connected drive never goes into low-power mode. Normally this can be controlled using the Energy Saver preference pane in System Preferences, and that should be your first resort in dealing with the problem, rather than this or any other third party software. However, some external drives do not respect the System Preferences settings, so for them an alternative like this is needed.

This applet simply creates a launch agent that tells OS X to update a hidden file on the selected drive once every minute so that the drive stays awake. Launch agents are built-in OS X technology and

What's New in Keep Drive Spinning

Version 2.6.2:
  • Better error message if no eligible drives are available

Requirements for Keep Drive Spinning

  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • OS X 10.4 or later for plain AppleScript version
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Keep Drive Spinning User Discussion

3.9 59
Current Version (2.x)
Downloads 67,898
Version Downloads 11,588
License Free
Date 30 Jan 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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