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I followed some guides here to setup my new SSD. I set "Turn off hard disk after" to Never in my advanced power settings in Windows.

My only question, are my normal drives going to properly power down when not in use? I really don't want those puppies sucking power if they don't need to.
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I leave my HDD's on all the time. It's annoying when I go and open up a file on my storage drive and have to wait for it to spool up. I keep them on all the time.
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