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I have a number of different drives that I use for different purposes but I only use two of them frequently. I would like for the others to enter sleep mode when not in use, but never my main two.

Is there any way to edit power saving settings for individual drives?

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What OS are you using, in windows there are settings to adjust when the hard drives idle and when they don't. Similarly there would be custom settings on all OS for such things. –  user88311 Jun 29 '13 at 19:45
I'm using Windows 8. There are no idle time settings for INDIVIDUAL drives to be found –  Gabardine Jun 30 '13 at 15:26

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If in windows.

  1. Go to advanced power settings.

  2. Click hard disk.

  3. Click Turn off hard disk After.

  4. Click on the amount specified and edit it.

  5. Click apply.


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I already know about advanced power settings, my question concerns power settings for INDIVIDUAL drives –  Gabardine Jun 29 '13 at 20:15
Here's a link, I'll update my answer to reflect it later, on the go at the moment. tomshardware.com/forum/… –  user88311 Jun 29 '13 at 20:52

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