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Windows 7: My additional HDD's are going into some kind of sleep?

09 Jul 2009   #1

7 Pro 64-bit
My additional HDD's are going into some kind of sleep?


Whenever I go to open I file in a drive other than C:, I hear the HDD 'coming to life' inside my rig before finally opening the file. This never happened with XP so I guess there is a setting somewhere that I can turn off so that this doesn't happen??


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09 Jul 2009   #2
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6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)

It is a power setting. You'll need to go to your Power Options (powercfg.cpl), Edit Plan Settings, Change advanced power settings. Expand Hard disk, Turn off hard disk after and modify the setting.
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