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external hard drive sleep or spin down

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Sanhime, May 27, 2010.

  1. Sanhime


    Jul 19, 2009
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    I have a Thermaltake BlackX dock. It has both esata and usb2. I use the esata connection. In the past, the dock would sleep the hard drive after being idle for a while, now it does not. I have not done anything to the dock or the drive. The only thing that's different is the laptop that the dock is connected to. I had to format and reinstall Win7 in the laptop. Since summer is approaching, I would like to avoid having my hard drive running hot. Is there something in the power settings or bios or whatever that can fix this?
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Oct 6, 2004
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    one setting in windows controls all drives. its in control panel, power. look under advanced settings for whatever plan you're on.
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