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Optical Drives randomly spinning up.

James OSullivan

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I have my Hackintosh system running on Snow Leopard 10.6.6, but the optical drives spin up randomly. I have a Samsung DVD Burner and an LG Blu Ray Burner installed and both drives spin up periodically. Is there a compatability issue with these drives? or do I have them connected to the wrong SATA interfaces?




My Build:


Core i7-950


Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R


12 GByte G.Skill 1600 RAM


EVGA 9800GT Video Card w/512MByte


Samsung SH-S223L DVD Burner connected to SATA port 1


LG WH10LS30 Blu Ray Burner connected too SATA port 2


Western Digital 1TByte SATA III Hard Drive connected to SATA port 0


Cooler MAster HAF 932 Case


OCZ 850W GameXStream Power Supply


Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler


Hanns-G HZ251 monitor @ 1920 X 1080.




Any ideas / help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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I did deselect that setting in System Preferences/Energy Saver, but it made no difference in the Optical Drives spinning up periodically. They continue to spin up.


I wonder if there a specific SATA connectors for Hard Drives and Optical Drives that prevent that from occurring.


Can someone please tell me what SATA interfaces they use for their drives?


Thank you in advance for your help.

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i've read somewhere on the forum that somebody had problem going into sleep because optical drive constantly would try to spin up, and causing waking up the system before it got to sleep...


the only way it was solved was changing the optical drive itself.


sorry, can't give you link to the actual post, because i've just stumbled upon it while searching for another problem and skipped forward after it...

i know you have two different drives.


try disconnecting one, then the other to see if any difference is happening... also if you can, try hooking up some third drive (completely different) instead, to see if anything changes...



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