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Windows 7: SSD and HD

10 Feb 2015   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
SSD and HD

Hi,
I was just wondering if its possible for a HD to go to sleep while Windows is using the SSD.

The reason I ask, is because sometime I hear a click, like when my PC use to sleep when I only had my HD.

If feel like when using windows on the SSD, and don't navigate to my folder on the HD, it will turn off, because then when I go to my folders after I hear the click, explorer seem to either no respond for a few seconds, or I get the spinning feel for a few second if I right click.


So my question is:
Is it possible for a HD to go to sleep, when windows and the SSD is your main drive?


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10 Feb 2015   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Yes, it's very possible.
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10 Feb 2015   #3
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Yes, it's very possible.
Well I nabe no idea if it's happening, but is there a way to change the setting so it doesn't happen if it os?
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10 Feb 2015   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Power Management, type it in search, then tell it to never put the HDD to sleep.
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10 Feb 2015   #5
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Power Management, type it in search, then tell it to never put the HDD to sleep.

Will this still allow the SSD to go to sleep after 30minuities?
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10 Feb 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

As far as I know, SSDs don't sleep.

I haven't played with that setting for a while, but I think it applies to all spinning drives. Whatever you choose, it will apply to all HDDs, but not SDDs.
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10 Feb 2015   #7
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As far as I know, SSDs don't sleep.

I haven't played with that setting for a while, but I think it applies to all spinning drives. Whatever you choose, it will apply to all HDDs, but not SDDs.
Well I guess what I mean if I set HD to never sleep, will windows still sleep, which is on SSD
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10 Feb 2015   #8
BrassCat

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It the hard drive motor that turns off. SDD does not have one.
Then when you use the hard drive again, the platter has to
spin back up to speed.
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