Data drive question

By Modena
Sep 12, 2012
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  1. I have a Crucial 128GB SSD as my OS/Program drive, and a 750GB WD Black drive which contains all my music/movies/photos etc. My issue is that it goes offline or into like a stand-by mode after a certain period of time. So lets say I go to open itunes, it will take 8-10 seconds for it to access the drive and load up the program with my music. It's definitely going into some stand-by type mode, because I can hear when it goes into it, and when it comes out of it when I open a program or file that happens to be on the HDD. So I wanted to know if there is a way to disable that so my access is instant. Any info appreciated, thank you.
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 863   +35

    Could it be the "Turn off hard disk after" setting in the Power Options?

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  3. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    Aye, it will be what Rabbit01 said, I used to have the same problem as well. Since changing the option it hasn't been an issue.
  4. alexe3831

    alexe3831 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 117

    With issues with devices going into stanby mode, checking the power settings is always a good idea, I found that out the hard way when my external SSD kept powering down in the middle of a backup x.x.

    But I hope the proposed solution works for you :)

    ~Alex
  5. Modena

    Modena TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 182

    Perfect worked well, thank you guys.
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 863   +35



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