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Sleep mode turn off simpletech 500gb pinifarina

I have problem, I can't turn off the sleep mode I don't know how to turn it off. I need it so my pvr could record with timer.

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    This solution is not even close. This question refers to WD's my book sleep mode...NOT the computer.


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Go to system Preferences and click on energy saver. Change the sleep setting to Never. This will stop the computer from sleeping. Also go into schedule and see it it is set to shut down or wake up at a given time.

Hope that helps.

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