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so windows lets me off hdds under power options
quite good
Saves electricity and doesn't emit heat

My question is, Will it Switch off the boot drive and what about the other one which has a pagefile?
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I believe it only turns off the HDDs if they arent being used
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I believe it only turns off the HDDs if they arent being used
yes
So im asking if having a pagefile on a drive counts as it being used?
and will it switch off C:\\ ? OS is usualy in ram but does it access anything?
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post #4 of 7
depends - if the OS accesses it, it is being used. And the OS will wake it up if it needs to.

If you are more worried about power than performance, move your pagefile onto your main drive, disable any extra utils that run in the background, and add enough RAM so that your computer doesn't page much.
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power no
heat yes
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power and heat are the same thing - if it uses power, it gets hot. If it doesn't, it won't...
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power and heat are the same thing - if it uses power, it gets hot. If it doesn't, it won't...
lol yes
but i mean i dont care about power usage just heat
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