Windows 10 1709 constantly waking HDD after 10 minutes


  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows 10 1709 constantly waking HDD after 10 minutes


    Bonjour,
    I'm having an issue since Windows 1709 with sleeping HDD.

    I have, in my home computer, 5 HDD wich one is an SSD for the OS.

    I have setup my drives to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity, the problem is, after 10 minutes or so, Windows keeps waking them up even though I'm not using them. Some of them are old and noisy so I want them to stay offline until I need them. It's only logical, you don't want them running for no reason. Have any of you encountered that problem lately and is there any fix?

    Thanks
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 397
    Windows 10
       #2

    Warluck said:
    Bonjour,
    I'm having an issue since Windows 1709 with sleeping HDD.
    I have, in my home computer, 5 HDD wich one is an SSD for the OS.
    I have setup my drives to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity, the problem is, after 10 minutes or so, Windows keeps waking them up even though I'm not using them. Some of them are old and noisy so I want them to stay offline until I need them. It's only logical, you don't want them running for no reason. Have any of you encountered that problem lately and is there any fix?
    Thanks
    Are you sure you're referring to the HDD going into sleep mode rather than the screen going into screen saver mode? I ask this because your post reminded me of what my computer has done ever since I got a wireless mouse. After a minute of inactivity (that's what I have it set for), the screen goes dark. Then after about 5 or 10 minutes, the screen comes back on again, even though I don't even touch anything to make it come on. I discovered that if I turn the switch on the bottom of the mouse to "off", then the screen stays off until I turn the mouse back on or push a keyboard button.

    But if you're actually referring to the Sleep mode, you can disregard what I said.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
       #3

    Well a lot of noise from a very old drive is a very bad sign. You're probably just a short time before one or more dies.

    Why not get a couple of new larger drives, copy over the data and ditch those time bombs?
      My Computer


 

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