Windows 10: Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle in Windows 10
Thanks for the reply!
Hello.How can i turn off sleep for disks?
If you mean for when HDDs are idle, then you could set this to "Never" to do so.
How can I get USB connected drives to sleep when not in use ?
Is it possible to have Windows 10 not spin up idle HDDs at ShutDown only to immediately turn them off again? Shouldn't they stay off on ShutDown since they are already off?
Last edited by olteanra; 20 Dec 2016 at 05:39.
Does this option affect dual boot? I have dual booted ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows 10. Of late I have observed that if I am doing some work on Windows, and I leave it for a while when I am back, it has logged in into ubuntu. What's weirder that I cannot access the Windows drives in ubuntu. I can access them fine if I log out, shut down, log in back to windows, do a complete shutdown and then log in back again to ubuntu. Checked my power options and saw that my hard disk was scheduled to be turned off after 20 minutes.
It would affect all connected HDDs, but it wouldn't be responsible for getting logged into Ubuntu.
It sounds more like something is shutting down Windows, and Ubuntu is set as your default OS to automatically run at startup?? This would be a good issue to start a new thread for to see what we may be able to do to help.
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