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    hard drive
    hello

    when i close my lap top , the hard drive do not turn off
    my soon changed some setting in " systemes preferences Accessibility "
    could it be this

    thanks to let me know

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    Make sure that you have selected "Put Hard Disks to Sleep when Possible" in System Preferences, Energy Saver. If you have a SSD instead of a hard drive, the "Put to Sleep" does not apply.

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    Shouldn't the HD sleep anyway with the lid shut and the computer sleeping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyGem View Post
    Shouldn't the HD sleep anyway with the lid shut and the computer sleeping?
    I no longer have a MacBook or MacBook Pro, but when I did have one the HHD did go to sleep when the lid was closed. However, that may not necessarily be true for an external hard drive. Some external hard drives will not sleep without that option being checked. And since all newer (2012 retina model and later) MacBooks and MacBook Pros have an SSD, it really doesn't matter.

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    And since all newer (2012 retina model and later) MacBooks and MacBook Pros have an SSD, it really doesn't matter.

    So, I guess we can then assume that the OP has an earlier model 'cause SSDs don't make any noise AFAIK.




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    It is unlikely that any changes to the Accessibility settings would cause this. If this is the 2011 model it should have a little light on the front right hand edge. This light should pulse slowly when the device is in sleep mode. It takes a moment or two after closing the lid for this to happen. Is this happening?
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