1.    12 Feb 2017 #1

    Stop HDD's switching off

    Hi there

    Is there anyway to stop HDD's from switching off after some period of inactivity

    I''m testing a media server and obviously I don't want to have to wait 30 secs or so (seems like that) while the HDD's spin up before serving files

    I've changed all the power settings but seems to make no difference

    (Latest version of W10 X64 pro).

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  2.    12 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,031
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Did you set it to never in the power options?

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  3.    12 Feb 2017 #3

    Hi there

    I had all those settings changed -- but what fixed it was to switch to HIGH PERFORMANCE rather than the standard (default) one

    Not sure if that's a Windows error but giving options that don't seem to work IMO counts as a defect .

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  4.    12 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    The whole power options is a bit of a mess, you'll find the option for switch off in more than one drop down box so it can look like it's set yet the other setting overrides the one you set. As you have discovered it's better to use the broad brush setting like high performance as it seems to get all the options set
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