1.    20 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    windows 10 pro

    File explorer and WD external HDD


    File explorer is struggling with my 2 external WD My Book 3TB HDD

    Problems:
    1 of the drives will keep running randomly all night (and gets real hot) after PC shut down.
    When trying to write a batch to one of the drives explorer keeps trying to access the drive, cannot open it and becomes unresponsive (task bar icons disappear).

    No new software available from WD

    Robbie
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  2.    20 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,387
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, this might help you:
    Hard Disk - Turn Off After Idle in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Obvious question: is the drive you have problems writing to the same as the one that doesn't spin down?
    Related: have you checked the SMART parameters?
    (There is freeware you can use for that - just search if unsure).
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  3.    20 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 44
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Can try to do that, although a sleep (standby) mode is already programmed in WD Smartware. It works most of the time but a few times a week it's a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, this might help you:
    Hard Disk - Turn Off After Idle in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Obvious question: is the drive you have problems writing to the same as the one that doesn't spin down?
    Related: have you checked the SMART parameters?
    (There is freeware you can use for that - just search if unsure).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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