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Spin down hard drive

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So I have a hard drive with stuff on it that I rarely use,

so short of just disabling it in the BIOS, is there a way to spin it down when its not in use (to save on power and noise) and then back up when needed (I know this means it'll take a while to access the first time but I dont mind)

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6 minutes ago, ToXIc DevilZz said:

I did think of that but wont that turn them all off?

I mean only 1.

I think it works like this:

Let's say that you have three disks: C: D: Z:

If you keep using C: and D: but there is no activity on Z: for 20 minutes, then Z: turns off.

If you stop using your PC and let it remain in idle, only the OS would be running (which I believe is installed on C:), then after 20 minutes of inactivity, D: and Z: will turn off.

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21 minutes ago, Eibe said:

I think it works like this:

Let's say that you have three disks: C: D: Z:

If you keep using C: and D: but there is no activity on Z: for 20 minutes, then Z: turns off.

If you stop using your PC and let it remain in idle, only the OS would be running (which I believe is installed on C:), then after 20 minutes of inactivity, D: and Z: will turn off.

 I will try and test if this is the case, I have just disabled indexing of the drive which will hopefully help stop it coming back on.

if it doesn't work would unmounting the drive cause it go off?

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1 hour ago, ToXIc DevilZz said:

I did think of that but wont that turn them all off?

I mean only one.

Windows spins down discs individually.  Even my Windows 10 powered FlexRAID array still individually spins down any of the 8 discs in the array if they haven't been accessed for the time configured in the Windows power settings,.

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