|21 Dec 2012||#1|
Can I automatically power down a usb external HDD
Can I automatically power down a usb external HDD.
I use an USB external HDD for backup only. I have the backup program scheduled to run at 2 in the morning and the backup takes less than an hour.
So the external HDD needs to be powered up only during that hour.
Is there a utility available that will "spin up" the drive when it is accessed and then "spin down" after an idle time?
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|22 Dec 2012||#2|
I'm not aware of anything that will power-down a USB drive completely, but Windows does have a function to suspend power to the USB port, thereby conserving some power. If the device requires power again, the port will automatically be turned back on again
USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off
Perhaps others might have alternate suggestions for you.
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