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Windows 7: HDD Sleep?

23 Sep 2010   #1
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 
HDD Sleep?

My friend gave me a 160GB SATA HDD the other day, so i installed it and put a few files n stuff on it. i notice if im not accessing anything off the drive, it goes to sleep/stops spinning. then when i access it, the system stops, while the HDD spools up then once its finished, the pc works like normal, and this is annoying the cr*p outa me.

IS there a way to make it not go to sleep/stop spinning? To make it like my other 2HDD's that spin all the time?


Thanks.


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23 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Uber Philf, what is the make and model of the drive? Is your other internal SATA?
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23 Sep 2010   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a Seagate Barracuda 160GB, and yes all 3 HDDs are internal & SATA.
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23 Sep 2010   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

The drive has active, idle, standby and sleep mode. I don't remember idle mode.

**During periods of drive idle, some offline activity may occur according to the S.M.A.R.T. specification, which may increase acoustic and power to operational levels.

http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/...00_sata_pm.pdf
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23 Sep 2010   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Go in to advanced power management and change the hard drive settings:


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23 Sep 2010   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Go in to advanced power management and change the hard drive settings:
Ok ive done that, ill see if it turns off again..
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