Windows 10: Internal HDD Solved

  1.    03 May 2016 #1

    Internal HDD


    Hi All.I have a Zoostorm desktop had it at the end of last year.
    It has a SSD & a Second hdd ''spinner''.All is working well the only issue is when I want to open a document there is a slight delay in the opening of it as all documents pictures etc are all stored on the secondary hdd the ssd has on the operating system and programs.
    Then I do select a document I can hear the hdd starting up as if its gone to sleep mode.Is that okay to have it to work under those circumstances?.Its not causing any problems but it is a nag if I'm in a hurry to find a document or picture.
    Any help on this please.
    Forgot to say running windows 10.
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  2.    03 May 2016 #2

    If you believe your drive is going to sleep, you could change the time in Control Panel, Power Options, Change Plan Settings, Change Advanced Plan Settings.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Make the time longer, see if it makes a difference.

    Note: if your drive light blinks during the timeout period, your drive should remain active anyway.
    Last edited by Brink; 03 May 2016 at 09:21. Reason: Added tutorial link for more info.
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  3.    03 May 2016 #3

    Also the greatest wear and tear is starting and stopping a hard drive so it will extend the life of the hard drive to minimize the spin up/power off cycles.
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  4.    04 May 2016 #4

    Thanks both will have a go at that.
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