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how to eliminate disk access lag/spooling with USB3 docking station

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Hi Guys,

I got my self a hotway 4 drive usb3 docking station connected to my system via usb 3 running 4 seagate 2tb drives.

http://www.hotway.com.tw/products/hfd1-su3s2.htm

Transfer speeds etc are fine but the drive see[/URL]ms to go to asleep when it hasn't been accessed for a while. So when i open a folder in one of my drives i can hear the disk spool up and it takes about 5 - 10 seconds to open the folder. After that everything is normal.

Is there anyway to eliminate the sleep mode or so that access is instantaneous. Perhaps there's a setting in windows, but i cant seem to find.
It has an E-SATA connection which may solve this but that means reformatting my drives which is if the question.

Thanks in advance.
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use this: http://nosleephd.codeplex.com/
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Or you could turn off automatic hard disk power off in your power plan... tongue.gif
Unless of course the actual external controller is sleeping the drive... I hate those drives.
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Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

Or you could turn off automatic hard disk power off in your power plan... tongue.gif
which actually doesn't work for drives most of the time...aka all the drives in every one of my systems lol.
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which actually doesn't work for drives most of the time...aka all the drives in every one of my systems lol.

100% success rate for me, how bazaar LOL.
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