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 c 86 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 SolvedComputer turns on them turns back off. Pleas help Forum SolvedMy HAF X Blue Edition LEDs won't turn off even if I push the switch to turn them off. Forum SolvedExt HDD turning off when idle (The LED also turns off) Forum Do most printers use ink when turning them on and off? Forum Is it OK to unplug USB devices without turning them off? Forum SolvedConsequences of turning off HDD when computer is still powered on? Forum I have turned off keyboard and mouse. How do I get them back? Forum SolvedIs it ok to turn off dropped 2tb hdd that won't show up Forum SolvedTurning Off Internal HDD's Win7 Forum Solved"Turn off hard disk" settings for SSD + HDD combo Forum SolvedHDD LED never turn off... Forum Screen turns black, and HDD light goes off. Forum My speakers are off how do i turn them on Forum CDW popups - how do you turn them off Forum HDD failure - computer freezes after 5 minutes of running any aplication, then I have to turn electricity off Forum After shutdown, my notebook's fans, hdd and lights do not turn off Forum PC powers up but won't POST, no HDD activity light, no beep codes, power button turns it on but not off. Forum Turn off HDD in Win8 Forum External HDD turns TV display off Forum How to turn off a secondary HDD (HTPC) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !