Fantom G-Force 2TB external eSATA/USB hard drive, idle timer? Help

Hello all, I recently bought one of these Fantom Drive G-Force 2TB external eSATA/USB HDD's. Not knowing that it has an idle timer builtin, compared to my older 1TB LaCie external I have which does not shut itself off, unless I specify it in windows 7.

I've been scouring the net and youtube to no avail. I cannot find any info on how to stop the Fantom drive from constantly powering down to a power saver/semi sleep state. It happens like every 5 minutes if idle.

I know Western digital Drives have a tool so you can change the drive firmwares idle timer setting, but so far; I have not found anything similar for this Fantom drive.

Does anyone know how to disable the timer, change it, or if there is an application out there that will ping/query the HDD drive periodically to keep it from suspending/sleeping?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

- Chris
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  1. zerophyte said:
    Hello all, I recently bought one of these Fantom Drive G-Force 2TB external eSATA/USB HDD's. Not knowing that it has an idle timer builtin, compared to my older 1TB LaCie external I have which does not shut itself off, unless I specify it in windows 7.

    I've been scouring the net and youtube to no avail. I cannot find any info on how to stop the Fantom drive from constantly powering down to a power saver/semi sleep state. It happens like every 5 minutes if idle.

    I know Western digital Drives have a tool so you can change the drive firmwares idle timer setting, but so far; I have not found anything similar for this Fantom drive.

    Does anyone know how to disable the timer, change it, or if there is an application out there that will ping/query the HDD drive periodically to keep it from suspending/sleeping?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    - Chris



    I am having the same problem - have you found any solutions?
  2. Options such as:
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31158/keep-drive-spinning and
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31058/no-spin
    May be valid solutions to this. Giving Keep Driving Spinning a try today.
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