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Hi there ,

My HDD keeps powering down when not in use , How can I set certain HDD to power down and some not ? Every 30 minutes or so when I go to the drive to look at some photos , I have to wait 5 sec for it to wake up , annoying .

thank you

OS is windows 7
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pretty sure you can do it, look through control panel and see if you can find anything in there.
    
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Originally Posted by honsbeek View Post
Hi there ,

My HDD keeps powering down when not in use , How can I set certain HDD to power down and some not ? Every 30 minutes or so when I go to the drive to look at some photos , I have to wait 5 sec for it to wake up , annoying .

thank you

OS is windows 7
Should be Control panel --> System and security --> Power options --> change plan settings (for whichever is your current plan) --> Change advanced power settings then there is a section for hard disk
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thanks a lot you guys !
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OCZ Vector 128mb / 1.5TB Barracuda Noctua Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Eizo Flexscan SX2762W 
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