I have a “6TB My Book Studio II”
I am using it as a media storage device hanging off of my Apple router. I have home sharing turned on and when the drive is awake I am able to play files through my iPhone, Mac, iPad, or AppleTV. The problem is that the drive goes to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity. My “WD My Passport” drive never had that issue. I have to manually goto my Mac and then double click on the drive to wake it up before each use, which makes it pointless to have it hanging off my router if I have to wake it up every time I want to access it.
I would also like to note due to it being connected to my Apple router I cannot always get it to awake through accessing it in the Finder window or tapping the power button.
How can I keep this drive from always sleeping? I am considering very highly of returning this product and going with LaCie.