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my secondary storage HDD will switch off after a while of no use , i hear a click sound .. i can tell its the HDD stopping , when i go to explore the files on it it will lag abit until the HDD turns back on , its nothing major and works fine i would just like to know why it turns off and how to fix it ?

any help + rep

its a 1tb seagate drive , p55a ud3 mobo .. 160gb WD raptor OS drive .

thanks .
    
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my secondary storage HDD will switch off after a while of no use , i hear a click sound .. i can tell its the HDD stopping , when i go to explore the files on it it will lag abit until the HDD turns back on , its nothing major and works fine i would just like to know why it turns off and how to fix it ?

any help + rep

its a 1tb seagate drive , p55a ud3 mobo .. 160gb WD raptor OS drive .

thanks .
It's fine the HDD probably has some power saving features. Mine does that all the time. It's nothing to worry about.
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You can turn off hard drive sleep in the power settings in Windows. You can find it in the control panel
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Most hard drives will turn off every 500 seconds. Mine turns off every 8, screw you Caviar green!
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Just curious because if i can recall correctly , im sure it didnt do it for the first few months i had it in my pc .. just started doing it randomly , would it have anything to do with gigabyte smart6 software ?

ill have a look in control panel and my bios ..

thanks for the advice guys +rep
    
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In power options advanced setting you can set it to not turn hard disks off. I prefer to have it turn itself off after a while of no use. It saves power and less noise. Only takes a couple of seconds if you try to acces it.
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Originally Posted by Xristo View Post
Just curious because if i can recall correctly , im sure it didnt do it for the first few months i had it in my pc .. just started doing it randomly , would it have anything to do with gigabyte smart6 software ?

ill have a look in control panel and my bios ..

thanks for the advice guys +rep
in my several rigs with different hdd, i had this problem and i found out that it was just the power saving features in windows.

as one of repliers had said, if you go to control panel and find power options, you can go to advance and to hard drive and then choose when to turn off your hdd.

i hope this helps! good luck!

i've noticed that it also depends on the hdd. my seagate wouldn't make much noise turning on and off but my f3 and caviar blacks considerably make more nosie
    
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i've noticed that it also depends on the hdd. my seagate wouldn't make much noise turning on and off but my f3 and caviar blacks considerably make more nosie
i never hear my black drives stop when they turn on or off and it is a lot because i just use them for storage so i use a 10 minute timer for them.
    
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