Windows 10: Windows 10 with multiple HDDs

  1.    06 Dec 2017 #1

    Windows 10 with multiple HDDs

    sorry for the silly/stupid questions as i'm a windows newbie. I have windows 10 PC with (4) 3.5 HDDs as Media, Photos, main OS is on SSD. I wanted to know when my main OS SSD set to sleep can i make my other HDDs accessible? example, My Plex is on one of my HDDs and i would like that access that when my computer goes to sleep? I'm pretty sure its a dumb question but i'm very new to IT and don't know how PC works.
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       06 Dec 2017 #2

    It might be possible if one of the drives has been set up to Networked and Mapped on other computers to access it but the computer they are attached to has to be running, probably no sleep or hibernation interaction for most reliability.

    Reading between the lines I'd presume you'd like other devices to have access to something like Pictures or Music, etc., so to that end I'll relate the way I did it. I have 2 x 2TB HDDs connected by Ethernet cable to my 4-port Router and 8-port Switch setup, can access both through Mapping on Windows, Linux and Mac computers, both Wired and Wireless/Wi-Fi. It resolves any issue for any one computer have to be running. I also have 2 printers set up the same way, inkjet and laserjet.
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  3.    08 Dec 2017 #3

    No, you can't put OS drive to sleep and keep OS running, it needs to be available all the time.
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