I want to command a disk to park and stop spinning in Windows 7, and I want the disk to stay parked and not spinning persistently through multiple reboots.
I have two drive bays on my Samsung RF711 laptop. I run the OS on a small SSD and I use the other bay for a mechanical 5400 rpm data drive.
When the spinning drive is parked I do not need to worry about jarring my laptop. Can I command the disk to go into a state where the disk does not spin and is not used at all, then command it later to start spinning and become available?
A windows solution is slightly preferred, but any dos command or free utility will do.