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Mixzzz

HDD power saving?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Currently I have the windows configured to turn off HDDs after 10mins not to save power(lol, AMD system here :D) but it just makes the system much quieter. Can that have a negative effect on the HDD and its lifespan?


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1 minute ago, Mixzzz said:

Currently I have the windows configured to turn off HDDs after 10mins not to save power(lol, AMD system here :D) but it just makes the system much quieter. Can that have a negative effect on the HDD and its lifespan?

Not a huge amount but it will be noticeable in terms of load times since the drive has to then spin back up to speed before seeking data.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ahh, I don't mind that. I have set up that I only need 1 active HDD and others can just power off because I don't need them all the time. So it looks I'm good then.


CPU: AMD FX-8320 @ 4.3GHz | GPU: GigaByte R9 280X 3x WindForce | RAM: 4x4GB Kingston HyperX Fury 1866MHz | Cooling: SilentiumPC XE-1236 | MB: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P 1.0 | Storage: Samsung HD320KJ & WD15EARS | Case: Aerocool VS-9 Advance

 

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7 minutes ago, Mixzzz said:

Ahh, I don't mind that. I have set up that I only need 1 active HDD and others can just power off because I don't need them all the time. So it looks I'm good then.

You'll be alright then. Power save is nice if you want dead silence depending on your setup, in mine the HDD was the loudest thing next to my water pump.

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1 minute ago, W-L said:

You'll be alright then. Power save is nice if you want dead silence depending on your setup, in mine the HDD was the loudest thing next to my water pump.

Well, the PSU fan is still loud but the HDD introduces some vibrations which are annoying


CPU: AMD FX-8320 @ 4.3GHz | GPU: GigaByte R9 280X 3x WindForce | RAM: 4x4GB Kingston HyperX Fury 1866MHz | Cooling: SilentiumPC XE-1236 | MB: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P 1.0 | Storage: Samsung HD320KJ & WD15EARS | Case: Aerocool VS-9 Advance

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460: Intel 6200U | 8GB | 256GB SSD | Active pen

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