I have two hard disk drives in my Windows 8 desktop. The issue I am having is that the secondary hard drive goes to sleep frequently (I assume do to inactivity while I am only using the primary drive.) Then when I need to access it I hear it spin back up as my entire computer grinds to a halt for a couple seconds.
Is there anyway to prevent an internal hard drive from sleeping? I looked in the BIOS and didn't see anything, and there was no Power Management tab in device manger like there is for USB drives.
This behavior has occurred with other versions of Windows, so it is not specific to Windows 8. I am starting to wonder if it is a hardware feature of the drive. Haven't tried it under Linux or some other OS.