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Windows 7: HDD doesn't turn off

22 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
HDD doesn't turn off

Okay so by default, the HDD turns off after 20 min of inactivity. It's too short and gets annoying having to wait for the HDD to spin up every time I want to search the drive for something.

So I set it to 60 min. But it doesn't turn off after 60 min. I go to sleep and when I wake up and use the HDD, there's no spin up cause it's continuously spinning.

The power option works for 20 min but not for 60 min it seems. Anyone know how to get the power saving option to work?

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22 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cyborg,

You may have something (ex: program or Windows 7) that is accessing the HDD for something within that 60 mins that causes the timer to reset. You might see if decreasing the turn off time by 5 minutes at a time and testing inbetween to see which time it works at.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I had NetMeter set to save a logfile every 60 min. I guess that's why, thanks for the help.
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23 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, yep that would reset the counter. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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