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Windows 7: Is it possible to change the power settings specific to 1 drive only

14 Mar 2015   #11
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

OK, I've attached a photo of my unit's box cover and a link to my model number.
Intelligent LCD Series - CP750LCD
(Note it comes with software BUT this software hasn't been installed yet--this being a fresh reinstall of Windows I am doing things slowly and one at a time)




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14 Mar 2015   #12
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Power set as high performance. When you get to advanced where you can see the selection for hard drives, click on where it says something like " select options that are unavailable." Probably have to be admin. Hard drive times will be accessable with 'never' at the lowest end.
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14 Mar 2015   #13
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Wonderin one: It was and is set to high performance, only after the fact, since no other choice existed, so to speak. And, as to, "select options that are unavailable." Mine doesn't have such a choice or anything similar (just like that of 'whs') --both our attached images show we only have one choice. And as to getting to it as Admin, no such thing exists either. There is only one choice 'Open'' and not 'Open as Administrator'
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14 Mar 2015   #14
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Where did your OS come from and who installed it? The light blue line in WHS's that says "choose unavailable options" is missing and would have to have been locked out by something such as a controlled OEM install. By the info in the line that says "active" points to a created plan that may be preventing you from full access . WHS's shows DELL in that line which is self explanatory mine is a full retail and shows "high performance active". You need to have that "unavailable options" because after clicking on that when you click on the others such as hard drive it presents a selection for each. The reason I said may need admin is because that is all I have to try with. The above info works on both my computer (pro 64 ) and my wife's ( Hm Pr 64)
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14 Mar 2015   #15
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Wandering one: The re-install came from my original CD, an OEM version--not associated with any company since all pieces were ordered separately and then assembled by the vendor. I used WAIK with RT7Lite to repack my Cd with SP 1 and the only thing, the one and only thing I did with this was add some updates--nothing more into the ISO onto my USB drive.
Mine Shows what it shows because I followed the instructions given earlier, which make me name the new power plan. But placing everything as it was, you'll see that I now have "High Performance [Active]' as you do but there is still nothing I can do.
As to going via "Admin" I really don't know how to do this, as said, all I get is the 'Open' when I go to control panel there is no admin option.
BTW If I click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable'' nothing changes. What you see here is exactly what you end up seeing after clicking on it.


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14 Mar 2015   #16
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

You are right, when you click on the "unavailable" nothing will show a change - - - BUT - - - after you do this try clicking on any of the choices that you want to change. I think you will find the secret door
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14 Mar 2015   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s all because you have it hooked to the UPS and it`s sending info to windows.

Disconnect the usb cable from it, or....

Plug the pc directly into the wall for an hour, see what you can do with it then.

I know this is not what you want to hear but.

Also, back to your original question, I don`t think you can pick and choose individual hard drives to sleep with windows.

You can use a program like Hard Disk Sentinel, but that`s not free.

I had 2 1TB WD spin down and I could not figure it out, I did not like that, I pulled them.

I think it depends on the individual drive.
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14 Mar 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It`s all because you have it hooked to the UPS and it`s sending info to windows.

Plug the pc directly into the wall for an hour, see what you can do with it then.
I do agree with this. Your UPS could be sending and receiving information to and from your system not allowing you to make changes.
Can't hurt to give it a try.
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14 Mar 2015   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you fully updated your fresh install yet ?

Here`s an older thread to read through.

How to set individual HDD power options ?
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