Keeping a drive awake can be a nightmare on some machines, which for those of us working with media can be a real pain, in some cases causing applications to stop responding.
Originally released in 2008, previous versions of Disksomnia were specifically aimed at video editors and kept all mounted disks awake whilst Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro were running. Version 3.0 has been completely rewritten and now offers options for controlling when it runs and which disks it affects. Disksomnia has a negligible overhead so system performance will not be affected and once set up the utility works invisibly in the background to ensure no disks doze off, including those which ignore Energy Saver preferences.
- Runs invisibly in the background
- NEW! Options are set in System Preferences pane.
- NEW! Keep all disks or only a chosen list of disks awake
- NEW! Run Disksomnia continuously or only when certain applications are running.
Disksomnia 3.0 is a cool little app for doing just that, even better you can choose which drives and even only when certain apps are running. It’s Mac only and cost a bargain $9.99. More info here