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This Seagate eSATA drive I have is very nice but when the drive hasn't been accessed in a few minutes it will basically turn off. When I go to access anything (even on my main drive) the eSATA drive needs to spin up. It takes about 5 seconds and nothing responds until it does.

It's no big deal but it's getting annoying. Does anyone know of a way to disable this? I'm not using any software with it right now..

Model Number: ST3500601XS-RK
Seagate Website: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...D&locale=en-US

I haven't been able to find anything yet...
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Well.... I feel kinda stupid trying to help out the forum director with 10000+ posts, but:

Are you sure that you don't have power savings enabled in windows? You know under properties>screen saver>power>power schemes>Turn off Hard Drives...

If not then what are you plugging the drive into? Does your mobo have an eSATA port or are you using an PCI card?
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Well.... I feel kinda stupid trying to help out the forum director with 10000+ posts, but:

Are you sure that you don't have power savings enabled in windows? You know under properties>screen saver>power>power schemes>Turn off Hard Drives...

If not then what are you plugging the drive into? Does your mobo have an eSATA port or are you using an PCI card?
Why would you feel stupid?

That is all turned off. I'm using an eSATA port on my mobo.
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Do you have a FreeAgent? I believe you can change the sleep settings with the software that comes with it.
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Is there some kind of option in the BIOS for eSata?
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Do you have a FreeAgent? I believe you can change the sleep settings with the software that comes with it.
No I have the silver one not the freeagent.
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