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So i have a wd green 2TB for storage , a wd scorpio 120gb for seeding torrents so green can rest,and a kingston HyperX for system. Now i have set "turn off hard drives" option in windows power menegment to 5 minutes, and really after 5 minutes both hard drives stop spinning , i have put my ear near them and they stop after 5 minutes of idleing. However a minute later scorpio spon up again eaventought i haven"t used it ,and eventually wd green spins up again. Now there is no pagefile, temporary files or browser chache on them, it"s all on my ssd. I"ve had resource monitor in task meneger opened and graphs show that there is no load on hard drives,but still they eventually spin up with no reason and then spin down again after 5 minutes. and over ond over again. i have been gaming for an hour and when i checked smart status load/unload cycle status rised from 358216 to 368221 (on the scoripo),***?

also would that 5400rpm scorpio be too slow for windows temporary folder? it has read write speeds around 20MB/s
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So i have a wd green 2TB for storage , a wd scorpio 120gb for seeding torrents so green can rest,and a kingston HyperX for system. Now i have set "turn off hard drives" option in windows power menegment to 5 minutes, and really after 5 minutes both hard drives stop spinning , i have put my ear near them and they stop after 5 minutes of idleing. However a minute later scorpio spon up again eaventought i haven"t used it ,and eventually wd green spins up again. Now there is no pagefile, temporary files or browser chache on them, it"s all on my ssd. I"ve had resource monitor in task meneger opened and graphs show that there is no load on hard drives,but still they eventually spin up with no reason and then spin down again after 5 minutes. and over ond over again. i have been gaming for an hour and when i checked smart status load/unload cycle status rised from 358216 to 368221 (on the scoripo),***?
also would that 5400rpm scorpio be too slow for windows temporary folder? it has read write speeds around 20MB/s

Strange, do you really need the Scorpio if not I would just remove it and remove the problem? 120gb is not much compared to your 2TB.
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well scorpios function is to let wd green have a brake, so i download and seed all torrents on it and then i just transfer them to wd green, that scorpio is not my problem, my wd green is, because he spins up too for no reason :/ ?
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http://www.overclock.net/t/834635/how-do-i-stop-secondary-disk-spin-up-on-random-apps

You might be able to track down what software is accessing it - but good luck fixing it. The only options are to
1) Stop using the program.
2) Wait for an update.
3) Turn off HDD spindown.
4) Just live with it.

I turned off HDD spindown. For the 2-3 watts it saves me it's not worth the hassle.
     
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My Samsung F4 2TB does this all the time. How do you disable spin down? I fine with the added wattage so long as I stop the potential damage that spin ups/spin downs cause.
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My Samsung F4 2TB does this all the time. How do you disable spin down? I fine with the added wattage so long as I stop the potential damage that spin ups/spin downs cause.
In the control panel, go to Power Options. Change your Power Plan settings, then click Advanced to get into a list with a whole bunch of options. Expand the Hard Disk option and turn off HDD powerdown. (set it to 0 minutes - AKA "Never")

Heh... funny. In XP it was a dropdown box that was impossible to miss. Microsoft loves complicating things. rolleyes.gif
     
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http://www.maxishine.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=12776

Beware the Greens and their aggressive intellipark.
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My Samsung F4 2TB does this all the time. How do you disable spin down? I fine with the added wattage so long as I stop the potential damage that spin ups/spin downs cause.
In the control panel, go to Power Options. Change your Power Plan settings, then click Advanced to get into a list with a whole bunch of options. Expand the Hard Disk option and turn off HDD powerdown. (set it to 0 minutes - AKA "Never")

Heh... funny. In XP it was a dropdown box that was impossible to miss. Microsoft loves complicating things. rolleyes.gif

If that doesn't work you can use this: http://nosleephd.codeplex.com/releases/view/24052
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well i haven"t wanted to enable hard drive sleep because of power savings but because i wanted to reduce my hard drives working time for about 20 hours a day. i told you,this way it"s spinning 24/7 and i use it maybee 2-3 hours a day.
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