HDD's turning them selves off temporarily? Tags: Hard Drives Internet Storage Last response: October 31, 2012 1:29 AM in Storage Share iixwh3l4nxii October 30, 2012 2:27:26 PM Every now and then after just browsing the internet without really using my drives, I hear one of them make a slight clicking noise, then a powering down noise. Then as soon as I say open a shortcut on my desktop or enter a drive, I hear it start up again and it takes a few seconds I have a Samsung F3 1tb and a WD2000JS 200gb, any way to turn this (what looks like to be) power saving mechanism, I want quick access to my drives at all times. More about : hdd turning temporarily willard a b G Storage October 30, 2012 2:31:29 PM It's in power options. Go to change plan settings, find the setting on powering down hard drives and set it to "Never". ss202sl a b G Storage October 30, 2012 2:32:49 PM Check your power options(in control panel). There is a setting to turn off drives, after a period of non use. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer iixwh3l4nxii October 31, 2012 1:29:35 AM Thanks guys, I assumed because I set it to High performance it wouldn't do that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumTemporarily Weird HDD Failure ForumComputer boots for 1 second then turns off ForumDefective PSU, can I use old PSU temporarily ? ForumWeird hard drive behavior, intel x-25 raid 0 ForumHELP..:\ My PC turns itself off ! ForumHDD not recognized by Bios ForumConsequences of turning off HDD when computer is still powered on? ForumRandom crashes, BSODs, DRAM_LED on, no POST, randomly turning off ForumWHS HDD Jumper set up (dont know how to set them ) ForumOld Homebuilt/Prebuilt Turning Off ForumY580 Turning off /crash ForumBrandnew system: Crash on startup when turning off casefan ForumPC turns off a second after turning it on ForumUSB Keyboard and mouse keep turning on and off ForumDifferent kind off homebuilt guide ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumInstalling new SSD - current HDD RAID setup ForumHDD + SDD Hybrid Forum[Solved] Upgrading to SSD + HDD for storage From RAID 1 HDDs Forum3TB HDD shows negative free space More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !