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Turn off harddrive after... Option missing from power settings menu?

Good evening gentlemen,

Im having a goofy thing going on, my external HDD spins down after not being used for ~30sec which is REALLY annoying when im trying to work on the drive.

Historically this could have just been resolved by adjusting the "turn off hard driver after.." timer in the advanced power settings under control panel.

 

Now it seems to be missing, im not sure if this is just a weird Dell thing that they locked out all other power settings or a Windows 10 BS 'feature'

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Were you actually able to keep it from spinning down with this option?

 

In my experience external drives spin down on their own at the hardware level.. Nothing you can really do about it. 30 seconds seems extreme though.

 

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2 minutes ago, dilpickle said:

Were you actually able to keep it from spinning down with this option?

 

In my experience external drives spin down on their own at the hardware level.. Nothing you can really do about it. 30 seconds seems extreme though.

 

I did FINALLY found a solution with the registry, yes so in this case its a 3.5inch HDD dock with external power. It did resolve the issue.

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