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Well, yesterday a friend gave me a 40gb 7200rpm Seagate IDE hdd, wich i installed inmediately formatted and got some files in it..
Well, the harddrive has this problem, whenever i try to go and open it it lags a bit.. and sounds like it's turning on, then goes inside everything normal..

How can i make this drive be on the whole timee?
    
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Considering that it seems like a rather old hdd, couldnt it just be a characteristic of the drive itself?
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Considering that it seems like a rather old hdd, couldnt it just be a characteristic of the drive itself?
Well, maybe to save power it turns of when it goes idle.
    
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it could be in your windows settings of something along the lines of turning off HDDs when idle.

Some older harddrives do that from my experience though.
    
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Yea it's probably just the drive itself. But check your power settings too like HIggins said.
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