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Windows 7: External USB Drives Spinning Down Often...

11 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
External USB Drives Spinning Down Often...

has anyone else noticed their external usb drives spinning down more often with windows 7? power management setting is set to high performance and to never turn off hard drives. i didnt see this issue under vista. having to wait those few seconds for the drive to spin back up when i access the drive frustrates me!!

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11 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi b00st3d and welcome
Sometimes i have to wait a good 15 seconds before i can even open the recycle bin, don't even get me started on WMC (all of my films are stored on the external HDD)
Anyhoo, try this app, works fine for me.

xSleep - Home
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11 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

thanks for the link. ill give it a try. i just wish i could figure out what the difference was in my vista installation.
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11 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Hi b00st3d and welcome
Sometimes i have to wait a good 15 seconds before i can even open the recycle bin, don't even get me started on WMC (all of my films are stored on the external HDD)
Anyhoo, try this app, works fine for me.

xSleep - Home
Awesome! I was wondering if there was a cure. Just did a little digging and found out a lot of external HDDs are hardcoded to sleep after a set period regardless of what the OS says. So yeah, problematic but hopefully this app will help me.
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