I just purchased an Elements 1.5 TB. It seems like it will be great except that is won’t stay asleep. it will spin down, and then a few minutes later it will wake up, then is will sleep and it just keeps going like this in 15 minute intervals.
Isn’t this drive supposed to sleep when not in use to save engergy? Is what I am seeing normal? Does it matter how I have it formatted. I think it’s Mac OS Extended but journaling may be on.
If this is normal, it’s cool, but it’s a good deal more distracting than if it just stayed awake all the time. For now I just unmount and mount as needed.