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Windows 7: Hard disk delay

06 Feb 2010   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Hard disk delay

Every time i try to open my D:/ or E:/ (read my specs),i get a green loading and 1-3 secs delay before opening.
Is that normal?
Is that a windows7 issue?
Is anything wrong with my new hard disks?
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In power supply i have all my 3 hard disks c:,d:,e: powered from the same cable,is that ok?or is better to connect a seperate cable for each hard disk?
(My power supply have lots of sata/power cables)


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06 Feb 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Panais,

Double check in your Power Plan Options to make sure that when you expand Hard disk, you have Turn off hard disk after set to Never. If the hard drive is being shut down after so many minutes, then this would cause that delay when you try to open it next as the drive spins back up.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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06 Feb 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have noticed this more often on my secondary rig, which on has 2x1GB of RAM, but to a lesser degree on the primary with 4x1GB. I can't say for certain, but I suspect that it is a memory issue.
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06 Feb 2010   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Panais,

Double check in your Power Plan Options to make sure that when you expand Hard disk, you have Turn off hard disk after set to Never. If the hard drive is being shut down after so many minutes, then this would cause that delay when you try to open it next as the drive spins back up.
Hello Panais,

Double check in your Power Plan Options to make sure that when you expand Hard disk, you have Turn off hard disk after set to Never. If the hard drive is being shut down after so many minutes, then this would cause that delay when you try to open it next as the drive spins back up.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
I don't know about the OP, but I know that I have all turn offs in the Power Plan Options on both of my machines set to never, so there is more to it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Every time i try to open my D:/ or E:/ (read my specs),i get a green loading and 1-3 secs delay before opening.
Is that normal?
Is that a windows7 issue?
Is anything wrong with my new hard disks?
------------------------------------------
In power supply i have all my 3 hard disks c:,d:,e: powered from the same cable,is that ok?or is better to connect a seperate cable for each hard disk?
(My power supply have lots of sata/power cables)
If those drives are available on the network then it's perfectly normal. Nothing to worrie about, I get the same thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2010   #6
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Panais,

Double check in your Power Plan Options to make sure that when you expand Hard disk, you have Turn off hard disk after set to Never. If the hard drive is being shut down after so many minutes, then this would cause that delay when you try to open it next as the drive spins back up.

Attachment 52523

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Yes you are right,was the Power Plan Option,it was set to off in 30min,i set it now to never and NO delay.
Thanks Brink!
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A!i will like to have some answers for the second part of my question:
In power supply i have all my 3 hard disks c:,d:,e: powered from the same cable.Is that ok?
Or is better to connect a seperate cable for each hard disk?
(My 750W power supply have lots of sata/power cables so no problem)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2010   #7
zap

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
A!i will like to have some answers for the second part of my question:
In power supply i have all my 3 hard disks c:,d:,e: powered from the same cable.Is that OK?
It is OK to power from the same cable but if you would feel more comfortable, then use separate power cables. The voltage and current used to power the hard drives come from one single source in the power supply. It is not as if each cable has its own source that it sinks current from. In other words when you hook up each power supply cable, each of the drives current source come from a common spicket so to speak.
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06 Feb 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Actually, it depends on the power supply in question. Some PSs have a single rail, thus a common pool of power, but some PSs (those with multiple 12v rails) are separate, and not necessarily equal in the power available. Therefore, it would depend on which rail that the cable in question is connected to. I have not checked the specs on your PS, but they are readily available, probably on the label of the drive, or online with ThermalTake.
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06 Feb 2010   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

In your case, it appears that 12v is on a common rail, thus should have sufficient power for all HDs, regardless of which cable is used:

Code:
MODEL	Voltage	+3.3V	+5V	+12V	-12V	+5Vsb	TOTAL POWER 
750W	MAX Load 	30A	28A	60A	0.8A	3A	750W
Combined Wattage 	180W	720W	9.6W	15W
Thermaltake Global > Product > PowerSupply > Toughpower > ToughpowerXTSeries > ATX12V2.3Series > ToughpowerXT750WCableManagement > W0229
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06 Feb 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Panais,

Double check in your Power Plan Options to make sure that when you expand Hard disk, you have Turn off hard disk after set to Never. If the hard drive is being shut down after so many minutes, then this would cause that delay when you try to open it next as the drive spins back up.

Attachment 52523

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Yes you are right,was the Power Plan Option,it was set to off in 30min,i set it now to never and NO delay.
Thanks Brink!
-----------------
A!i will like to have some answers for the second part of my question:
In power supply i have all my 3 hard disks c:,d:,e: powered from the same cable.Is that ok?
Or is better to connect a seperate cable for each hard disk?
(My 750W power supply have lots of sata/power cables so no problem)
You're welcome Panais. I'm happy to hear that you got that part all sorted out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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