Windows 10: Build 10240 hard disk spins down / sleeps in 20 seconds

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    Windows 10 Build 10240
       06 Aug 2015 #1

    Build 10240 hard disk spins down / sleeps in 20 seconds

    I have an Asus q400a laptop that I have a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB in the primary SATA slot, and a mechanical HDD (HGST HTS541075A9E680) where the DVD drive used to be for data storage. After upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1, the mechanical hard drive spins down after less than 20 seconds of inactivity, despite power settings (which are set for 20 minutes). This causes excessive spinning up and down of the drive.

    I have tried a program called nosleephd that writes to the drive to keep it active periodically, but it operates on a timescale of minutes, not seconds. It would have to write very often to keep it awake.
    edit: KeepAliveHD program allows seconds interval. This solves the symptoms, but I still feel there is an underlying problem.

    Is there a way to make the hard drive heed the power settings timeout under the new driver scheme? Thanks.
    Last edited by Bendito; 08 Aug 2015 at 12:00.
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