I have recently run into some issues with my hard drives. I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS as my primary drive, a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250820AS and 2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 drives. The problem lies in my secondary drives, the Samungs and the 250GB Seagate drive.
Whenever they are not in use for a few minutes the just turn off. And so every time I want to access something on the drive I have to wait like 5 seconds for the drive to spin up. Once the drive has spun up it is all okay until it goes out of use for a few minutes. It is very annoying and I hope there is a simple solution someone can give me.
I have noticed that if I leave CPUID HW Monitor running in the background the drives stay on and there is no delay when accessing data. However, HW Monitor's temp readings clash with EVGA Precision and so I cannot run it.
If there is a simple solution to solving this issue please help me out, I am very impatient when it comes to computers