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Best setting for HDD in Power settings?

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Thread Starter 
What's the best setting for your HDD to be in for power settings, I don't put my computer on Sleep.
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post #2 of 6
Change power options: Applies to SSD/HDD
  1. Open the Start Menu, in the search line, type Power Options and press Enter
  2. Select the High performance power plan
  3. Click "change plan settings"
  4. Click "change advanced power settings"
  5. Expand the Hard disk option and change setting to "never"
  6. Expand the Sleep option and change setting to "never"
  7. Click OK
    Note: I recommend at least setting to high performance, for laptops it is up to you.

From my guide:

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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks, so this won't damage my HDD in anyway? I don't use a laptop so I'll keep it on high performance.

EDIT: Do I want all the sleep settings off? Or only the sleep one, and leave hybrid sleep where it is?
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post #4 of 6
You will be good,
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1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for replying, but do I need to set all other sleep settings to never as well( hybrid?)
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WD 1TB Caviar Black Crucial M4 SSD 64GB Asus DRW Hyper 212 plus 
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WD 1TB Caviar Black Crucial M4 SSD 64GB Asus DRW Hyper 212 plus 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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post #6 of 6
If you like you can, i think that is hibernation? You can put never for that too.
Le Main Rig
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Terrorbyte V2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter  Corsair 650TX  Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
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Le Main Rig
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Terrorbyte V2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter  Corsair 650TX  Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
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