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How do I keep my hard drives ready/spun up?

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March 5, 2010 9:28:12 PM

EVGA classified mobo running raid 5 to three terabyte drives for my d drive. Every time I want to access the drive, I hear the three drives spin up one at a time in sequence and have to wait. How can I keep them ready?

Win 7 pro 64

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March 5, 2010 11:00:24 PM

interesting question i would be interested to know the answer to this as well.
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March 5, 2010 11:29:05 PM


Hmm check the power management profile and see if the HDDs are set to power down, and if so how fast.
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March 5, 2010 11:32:29 PM

What kind of drives are they? If they're low-power "green" drives then it's normal for the drive firmware to spin the platters down if they haven't been accessed for several seconds - that's a function of the drive itself, not the RAID controller, and AFAIK there's nothing you can do to stop it short of having a program that accesses the drives (bypassing Windows caching) every few seconds.
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March 6, 2010 2:24:23 AM

Drives are spinpoint f1 raid edition. I went into power management and the hard drives are set to turn off after 20 minutes. I can't see how to disable this. I tried increasing the value but it resets to 20 minutes.
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