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Windows 7: Avoid harddisk spinning down

18 Jul 2015   #1
Osiris 1971

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Avoid harddisk spinning down


If have data stored on 2 identical harddisks, software mirrored in W7, type: ST3500418AS
After a while my data hardisk(s) spinns down in W7 to save energy. When it starts spinning up to it's working speed it takes about 10 seconds in which some programs freeze.
I have asked the manufacturer of the disk what to do. They say the control of the harddiskdrives comes from the motherboard (Gigabyte F2A75M-D3H). I think the harddiskdrives are software controlled by W7.

Is it possible to avoid this freeze? Or is there a tweak possible?


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18 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Welcome Osiris. See if this tutorial will help.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never
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18 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If what pbcopter suggested doesn't fix it, try:
download and run Crystal Disk Info - CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
Function - Advanced feature - AAM/APM control
set both to right most (performance) if possible, sometimes they are greyed out.
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19 Jul 2015   #4
Osiris 1971

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thanks for the reply. That solves my problem.

Kind regards,
Osiris 1971
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