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Windows 7: How to set individual HDD power options ?

14 Mar 2013   #11
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This is why I asked if you considered Sleep an option, as some cannot tolerate the few seconds it takes to wake from Sleep - even though this feature along with Hibernate are perfected in Windows 7 and offer great convenience.

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14 Mar 2013   #12

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Its not so much the time to wake up from sleep (computers do it much faster than I do!), it's the unnecessary drives spinning while the computer is being used for long periods that is the problem (difficult old bi...broad, aren't I?).
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14 Mar 2013   #13

Windows 7 64 BIT

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What reason is there for different HD's operating under the same OS to sleep at different times?

Good question and about this tread, if we put as never sleep it will degrade the hdd huh ?
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14 Mar 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP


What wears a HD is read/writes so having it idle vs. sleep may not really age it much unless its staying hot which also always wears parts.

Sleep is more a convenience which happens to be perfected in Windows 7, so that I can walk away from my work and after 30 minutes it sleeps which I can wake up quickly by pressing Enter. Then if I'm away for an hour it writes everything to HD and shuts down using Hibernate, which also resumes much quicker from the Power Button with everything exactly as I left it out on the desktop. So I can walk away whether I come back in an hour or a month and my work is preserved.

Someone else may know a way to achieve exactly what Lady wants.
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14 Mar 2013   #15

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines

I have all my 6 drives in this machine and 5 in the other to power down after 20 mins. I don't know the answer to this, if I then access the drive with My Music on it that drive will spin up, do all the other drives power up too? If they remain asleep then that should be the answer to the OP issue.
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