HDD keeps spinning down (not power option) Tags: 1652557 Storage Last response: April 15, 2013 5:26 PM in Storage Share tom_6030 April 14, 2013 4:31:26 PM Hi all, I recently install window server 2008, at first I have set the option to turn off HDD after 20min. but then I changed my power plan to 0 min (Never turn off), however the HDD keeps spinning down after 20min. I even tried restarting the computer. any idea why this is happening? many thanks! http://tinypic.com/r/2jt7y9/6 More about : hdd spinning power option popatim a c 432 G Storage April 15, 2013 4:52:42 PM if you're using green drives then that may be the issue. tom_6030 April 15, 2013 5:26:58 PM popatim said:if you're using green drives then that may be the issue. Sorry, forgot to mention, i have used this drive for 3 years but I never had this problem before, so I am pretty sure its not a green drive Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHard drives spin down often in Win7 (despite changing "Power Option") ForumSolvedLaptop keeps powering down at startup ForumSpinning drives down manually (power saving) ForumHDD not showing and random power down ForumWhen I turn off the pc the fans keep spinning and the HDD LED is lit ForumSolvedHdd spins up and down over and over, then BSOD ForumLaptop HDD keeps breaking down ForumComputer Keeps Shutting down and monitor error power management ForumUSB HDD Auto Power Down Device ForumWD Hdd no power no spin ForumComputer powers down randomly no blue screen of death but this keeps happening ForumHDD Spin UP/Down after WIN 7Install ForumPC keeps powering down ForumHdd spins up and spins down ForumSelectively Spin Down HDD? ForumPanasonic 1080i keeps powering itself down ForumSolvedIs Vista supposed to be powering down HDD's? ForumWD External HDD - never spin down? ForumToshiba frequent HDD spin down / up problem ForumHDD spin up/down More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !