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Windows 7: How to set individual HDD power options ?

11 Jun 2015   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Backup drives should never reside inside a computer nor even be connected except while updating a backup. Otherwise, they are susceptible to data loss or corruption the same as the other disk in your computer, such as early failure from more frequent use, malware, PSU failure frying internal components, theft, natural disaster, user error (such as accidental deletion), etc.

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11 Jun 2015   #22

Windows 7 Pro-x64

New post to an old thread that drifted a little.
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11 Jun 2015   #23
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Five new posts to an old thread before I responded ('tis not uncommon for newbies to necro post). My response was to a comment in one of the recent posts so it was both timely and relevant.
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11 Jun 2015   #24
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