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Windows 7: HDD Connected to Router

03 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
HDD Connected to Router


You guys may or may not have an answer for me, but I will try anyway.

I have a Seagate external HDD that behaves like I want it to when connected to my PC; it shuts off after 20 minutes of idling. I recently bought a new router (Linksys wrt1900ac) so I can connect my HDD to it and access files when away from home. When the HDD is connected to the router, it never turns off, it is always spinning.

I looked for similar settings mentioned in this thread on my router's settings, but did not find anything.

Any ideas on what to do? I want my external HDD that's connected to my router to turn off after idling. I know this is a Windows thread, but this below is the closest thread I have found to my problem; I can't find any threads discussing routers.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never


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03 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Unless your router supports such a feature I am not sure if you can achieve it. You can check out WD Green drives, they have a tech called IntelliPower and slow down and turn off when no activity after a while.
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