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Windows 7: Harddrive health with harddrive auto-stop in idle

08 May 2015   #1
Coriolis

Windows ultimate 8.1 x64 Windows ultimate 7 x64
 
 
Harddrive health with harddrive auto-stop in idle

I have pretty old secondary hard drive (11 years) and currently in power settings there is an option to put hard drive in sleep mode if it's been idle for X minutes. Is it a good idea to disable this setting and let the harddrive spin all the time, since as I know, frequently enabling/disabling hard drives makes more damage than never putting harddrive to sleep.


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08 May 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Is the drive going to sleep now ?

You should consider buying a new drive to replace that one, then copy your data over before it dies
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08 May 2015   #3
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Is the drive going to sleep now ?

You should consider buying a new drive to replace that one, then copy your data over before it dies
I agree. Eleven years is beyond retirement age for a hard drive. You can buy a terabyte drive for $50 nowadays.
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