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Windows 7: Turn off power to hard drives (and SSDs)

18 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Turn off power to hard drives (and SSDs)

I want to set my power options to never turn off my SSD BUT I have 3 other 640GB mechanical drives. SSDs are fine set to "never" but the mechanical drives are better set to 20-30 minutes of no use. I cannot find anywhere to choose what you want each drive to do. Anybody know of an easy way to do this. I can think of some hard ways, but won't do it unless I am missing something easy...

Thanks, here is where I think the option should be but nope....

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18 Nov 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hddscan claims to be able to do this for individual drives (i think), but i've not tried it.


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19 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the info. I'm surprised Windows won't do it with all of the multiple HD setups these days (with HDs getting cheaper) I was aware of software that could do it but didn't think this program could. Hmmmm
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19 Nov 2010   #4

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I'd be interested in how well that program works. Pleased keep us if you try it.
I don't have time to test it until next week.

Ken
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