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Windows 7: Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never

19 Sep 2012   #20
bluescorpion

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome. What turned out to be the cause?
kaspersky...
but is weird..in the past doesn't bother me about this matter


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19 Sep 2012   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Could be an issue from an updated version of it, or a missed setting.
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26 Sep 2012   #22
c4cyro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

this is a nice thought actually..to turn off the hard disk!
one question though, i download stuff so my laptop is on for like hours, so would this thing work while i am downloading and doing nothing else?
i mean the download manager would be writing files onto the hard disk all the time, causing it to be "used" right?
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26 Sep 2012   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gaurav Prakash,

The HDD will not turn off while the download manager is still writing to the HDD, but it will when the download manager is finished and the HDD is then idle for the amount of minutes you set. It could be helpful to save energy if the computer is still running when you're not around when it's finished downloading.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Sep 2012   #24
c4cyro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

got it!
thanks for sharing the guide!!
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26 Sep 2012   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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26 Oct 2012   #26
rvanwaning

Win7_64bit and Win7_32bit
 
 
SSD systemdisk for waking up Hard Disk with TeamViewer

Hello,

In "Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never" you write:

"This will show you how to have your hard disks to be either turned off after however many minutes you set of being idle, or to never be turned off in Windows 7 and Vista. This setting will only affect internal HDDs and not for SSDs (solid state drives."

This might be the good news That I was looking for.

I installed an SSD-disk with Win7 in my old 32bit pc in order to experiment with remote acces with TeamViewer. This is a nice program, but the pc has to kept 'on' in order to access it over the internet. As I do not want the two other harddisks (RAID1) to be running all the time while I am not at home, I wondered if the SSD-systemdisk could be kept active and alert without much energy consumption and that it would awake the other (data)disks when I would access the pc from soemewhere else. That way I can stop the rotating disks and keep the system disk on. Is that right?
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26 Oct 2012   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rvanwaning, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, that would be correct. You could set Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never option for how many minutes you want for the HDDs like you wanted. It has no affect on SSDs.
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26 Oct 2012   #28
rvanwaning

Win7_64bit and Win7_32bit
 
 

@Brink, thank you. After some testing it seems to work that way. In the energy saving settings the disks can be made to stop rotating after 20 minutes or so, but the pc should stay awake and NOT go to sleep after a while. This setting should be 'Never'.

This way the system-SSD reacts at any time to remote access from the internet, for instance with TeamViewer while the harddisks are sound asleep. Great!
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26 Oct 2012   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad you got it set for how you wanted.
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