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Windows 7: Prevent only 1 hard drive to sleep

04 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
Prevent only 1 hard drive to sleep

I know in the Power saving option i can put the time (or never) before in turn to sleep but...

I have 4 hard drive,
1 for windows
1 for my ressource
1 Movie 1
1 Movie 2

I don't mind for my movie driver to sleep but i would like to have my ressource hard drive to never turn to sleep.

So how can i turn off the sleep mode for just one hard drive ?

Thank you.

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12 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7

Small bump
But i guess it's impossible...
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12 Dec 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

hi and welcome to the forums ressource drive as in the operating system drive?
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12 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7

Not sure if i understand correctly (my english is not my first language )
"Ressource" Drive is just another drive with different file, like my portfolio, my MP3 (actualy it's the main reason why i don't want it to turn sleep because i got a freeze of couple second before my music start)

I don't have any programme installed in.

One of my idea it was to install a software in this drive and always active in windows so this drive will never sleep because it need the file in this drive (ressource). Like if install skype...
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13 Dec 2010   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

most hard drives connected to the motherboard while the pc is on will be active when the pc goes into sleep mode they go to lower power (spin down) when inactive for a period of time depending on your manufacturer this prolongs life in the drive and your power settings will control this.external hard drives do the same depending on manufacturer, times will be different if you have not been using a drive for a while which just stores data by clicking on the drive in my computer will wake it and makes it active if it has spun down.
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