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HDD's turning them selves off temporarily?

Last response: in Storage
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.
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".
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.
October 31, 2012 1:29:35 AM

Thanks guys, I assumed because I set it to High performance it wouldn't do that.