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Prevent idle sleep on secondary hdd

Last response: in Storage
June 26, 2011 7:39:33 AM

On my laptop a I have 2 hard drives. An SSD which is primary and a 500gb secondary HDD. Since the OS uses the SSD, and i put my most used applications on the ssd, the hdd powers down due to lack of use. Every once in awhile when i want to access it, it must got through a whole spin up to allow me to acces the data.
Is there any way (power setting, program, ect.) to keep the secondary hdd spinning at all times?

-technically i can write a program that writes to it every 10 secondss, but i'd prefer to just change a power setting.
a c 93 G Storage
June 26, 2011 2:04:16 PM

their should be a power setting for the hard drive in your Power Profile under Power in the Control Panel
June 26, 2011 6:04:27 PM

went there already. the setting there is to "turn off your hard drive after x minutes of inactivity." i have it set on two hours
my hdd powers down b/c there are no read/writes to it, not because of a power setting