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  1.    07 May 2017 #30
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 7
    Win 10 x 64 bit

    Dear Brink, I forgot to ask you one more question!
    My pc is a laptop,so could the HDD overheat with the ''turn off hard disk after..'' set to never ?

    And would it be a bad idea to have two power plans?Because the HDD will have to turn on and turn off more frequently?
    Isn't better for it to spin non-stop,than frequently turn on/off?

    If it is a good idea to re-enable the turn hard disk off option ,and have two power plans,
    which free software would you reccommend to me to automatically manage two power plans in order the hard-disk to be turned on only while gaming,and turned off for the rest of the time?

    By the way my OS is installed on a SSD!

    Please tell me!
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  2.    07 May 2017 #31
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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    tenmen,

    Either way is fine, but it really depends on your needs and wants.

    If you wanted to toggle between using two power plans for this, then you could use the context menu added from the tutorial below. There's no need to install any 3rd party software.

    'Choose Power Plan' context menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  3.    07 May 2017 #32
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 7
    Win 10 x 64 bit

    Dear Brink,but is there some way to automatically switch between the plans with a program?When playing games and while idle?
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  4.    07 May 2017 #33
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    I'm not aware of a way, but the context menu will allow you to manually do so before and after playing games.
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  5.    07 May 2017 #34
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 7
    Win 10 x 64 bit

    Dear Brink,thank you so much!
    Best regards!
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  6.    07 May 2017 #35
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    You're most welcome.
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  7.    28 Aug 2017 #36
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 49
    Windows 8 / 10 Pro

    Hi,

    I have an issue on a Windows 10 desktop with a Seagate ST1000LX015 hybrid hard drive, as my secondary drive.

    My primary drive is a 120GB SSD, which is unaffected.

    The drive seems to go into standby mode after about 10 minutes.

    I've tried changing the settings in the the power options/advanced settings with no luck - I tried setting the "Turn Off Hard Disk" to "0", "600" and "999". It made no difference.

    Any suggestions?

    Mike.
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  8.    28 Aug 2017 #37
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Hello Mike,

    Looking at the manual below for the Seagate ST1000LX015, it appears the drive should have its own software to use to change its power management mode.

    http://www.seagate.com/support/inter.../firecuda-2-5/

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  9.    05 Sep 2017 #38
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 49
    Windows 8 / 10 Pro

    Thanks for the info... No luck on the seagate front - all the utilities I can find are for either external (USB) HDDs or are diagnostics only.
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  10.    05 Sep 2017 #39
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    It appears that it may be firmware controlled power mode then.
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