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Windows 7: How tell Win7 stop pooling my USB external drive


28 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How tell Win7 stop pooling my USB external drive

Hi everyone,

First. sorry for my english.

I have a Seagate 1Tb USB external hard drive, and after 15min of inactivity, the drive shutdown imself.

But without any reason, sometime the drive is reactivated, it's like Win 7 pool the drive for "i don't know what" and 15min after, the drive is shuting down again. I have a little utility that I can decide the amount of time the drive will go in sleep mode, so i've try 30min, 1h, 2h.... Always the same thing, when the drive go in sleep mode, few hours after Windows pool the drive to check someting or only check if the drive is "alive", but it's wake the drive for "nothing".

My question is if there is a way to tell Windows to "never" pool the drive, so when the drive go in sleep mode and ony wake when I decide to go on the drive by myself.

Hope you understand my question!

Thanks alot

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28 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rambytes View Post
Hi everyone,

First. sorry for my english.

I have a Seagate 1Tb USB external hard drive, and after 15min of inactivity, the drive shutdown imself.

But without any reason, sometime the drive is reactivated, it's like Win 7 pool the drive for "i don't know what" and 15min after, the drive is shuting down again. I have a little utility that I can decide the amount of time the drive will go in sleep mode, so i've try 30min, 1h, 2h.... Always the same thing, when the drive go in sleep mode, few hours after Windows pool the drive to check someting or only check if the drive is "alive", but it's wake the drive for "nothing".

My question is if there is a way to tell Windows to "never" pool the drive, so when the drive go in sleep mode and ony wake when I decide to go on the drive by myself.

Hope you understand my question!

Thanks alot
Remove the Seagate Agent software if you have installed it
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28 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

When i've buy the drive, i dind't not install the agent. The problem append. And the problem still there after the installation of the software.

Right now, the software is not present, i've disable the software in the "MSCONFIG" program...
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28 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote:
i've disable the software in the "MSCONFIG" program
Uninstall the software
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28 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Rambytes:

I have a Seagate external (400GB), also.
I have exactly the same behavior and I have found no way of stopping the spin down/up.
I have no related software installed.
From what I've read, the drive has a sleep timer which I can't control.

It is only used for backups, so I turn it on for that; then turn it off when I'm done.
I can't imagine that repeated spin-ups are good for the drive...

I'd sure like to have a solution to this problem, too!
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