1.    22 Mar 2015 #1

    Mega annoying fault (all Windows not just W10)


    Hi there

    I seem to have a really annoying fault on ANY windows OS (doesn't happen on Linux).

    Sometimes the HDD's seem to be "quiesced" and if say I use Windows explorer it takes (or seems to take) ages for the program to work (or any other application). I can hear HDD's starting up and see the busy light for a while.

    Once the HDD's are running then everything is fine.

    I've tried every conceivable setting in Power options but I can't seem to stop this whole process. I just want the HDD's to be running 100% of the time until I power off the machine.

    Linux doesn't give me that problem so it's obviously some setting in Windows I've missed.

    Note this happens on W7 / W8.1 and W10 so not a specific complaint with W10.

    Sometimes I deliberately leave a machine for say 45 mins /1hr and go away to do something else - loads of people do - I'm sure they don't all have the HDD delays when they come back again to their machine.

    The OS is on an SSD - but it's when I want to access the HDD's that I see the effect. It's only on a REAL machine with ASUS Mobo.

    Laptop even with 3 or 4 large capacity external USB drives is fine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    22 Mar 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,682
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Jimbo,

    This would be the setting to turn off idle HDD's. The delay is waiting on the HDD to spin back up after it has been automatically turned off.

    You can use the tutorial below to set to never turn off hard disks to stop this.

    Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    22 Mar 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Orlando
    Posts : 87
    Win7/win8.1/win10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jimbo,

    This would be the setting to turn off idle HDD's. The delay is waiting on the HDD to spin back up after it has been automatically turned off.

    You can use the tutorial below to set to never turn off hard disks to stop this.

    Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I have the timer disabled on my windows 10 install and it still shuts off the drives.

    I dual boot win7/win8.1/win10

    the windows 10 install only has this issue.
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  4.    23 Mar 2015 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jimbo,

    This would be the setting to turn off idle HDD's. The delay is waiting on the HDD to spin back up after it has been automatically turned off.

    You can use the tutorial below to set to never turn off hard disks to stop this.

    Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Hi there

    Thanks -- I had to switch to High Performance --that seems to have done the trick. It was a really annoying fault waiting for HDD's to spin up --especially with 4 HDD's in a 6TB storage space !!!. I was using Balanced and it didn't seem to make any difference.

    You need to set 0 secs to get the HDD's to never turn off.

    SSD's of course are fine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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