Windows 10: Suggestion for masking HDD spin up times in machines with SSD system

  1.    11 Mar 2018 #1

    Suggestion for masking HDD spin up times in machines with SSD system


    I frequently have to wait for my HDDs to spin up when I want to browse the folder hierarchy with Windows Explorer but I have an idea that would eliminate this. Is there any reason that a record of the folder hierarchy of each drive couldn't be stored on the SSD (as an option which could be turned off if your SSD is small or whatever); that way I'd be able to navigate my folders whilst the drives are still spinning up? If I reached my destination before the drives have spun up then obviously I still have to wait a little before my file is opened but I'd still be waiting less time.
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       11 Mar 2018 #2

    THX1138 said: View Post
    I frequently have to wait for my HDDs to spin up when I want to browse the folder hierarchy with Windows Explorer but I have an idea that would eliminate this. Is there any reason that a record of the folder hierarchy of each drive couldn't be stored on the SSD (as an option which could be turned off if your SSD is small or whatever); that way I'd be able to navigate my folders whilst the drives are still spinning up? If I reached my destination before the drives have spun up then obviously I still have to wait a little before my file is opened but I'd still be waiting less time.
    Check your setting in Power Plan, and increase the time or set it to "never".

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    I don't know and have not heard of such an option as you mention.
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  3.    11 Mar 2018 #3

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Check your setting in Power Plan, and increase the time or set it to "never".


    I don't know and have not heard of such an option as you mention.
    I don't want my HDDs to never stop spinning; that's a waste of electricity and an unnecessary load on the bearings.

    I wasn't asking whether anyone had heard of the option I described; I was suggesting it as a possible feature.
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       11 Mar 2018 #4

    THX1138 said: View Post
    I don't want my HDDs to never stop spinning; that's a waste of electricity and an unnecessary load on the bearings.

    I wasn't asking whether anyone had heard of the option I described; I was suggesting it as a possible feature.
    Sorry, was just trying to address what I thought was a question.
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