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how can disk be invisible for a moment

I did try to run mony linux in PC ram 500MB disk 40GB cpu 1,5GHz and sometimes after reboot linux like tinycore puppy partedmagic after load kernel and initrd in one time it can not see disk folders ...
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Sleep hard disk after X minutes of idle

I want to make two drives sleep after 15 minutes of idle (sdb and sdc) on Linux Arch. I have the idea that hdparm should be able to help me. I can put the disks into standby (hard disk spins down, ...
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Does hard disk spin when PC sleeps?

When I put a Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 PC on sleep mode, does the spinning of hard disk turn off or is kept on? I am talking about the internals of the hard disk and general sleep mode not ...
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Windows 7 unmounts D: when sleeping

I've got a Lenovo laptop with Windows 7, which has SDD as C: and HDD as D:, and no CD/DVD/BD drive, because the HDD is in the removable disk drive bay (at least I assume it is the HDD, did not ...
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Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep?

Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep Windows 7? Is the disk powered off when the computer successfully have entered sleep mode? This is not my system disk, it's just a spinning disk for ...
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MacBook Pro freezes 1 minute after waking since I installed a 1TB secondary Hard Drive to Optical Bay ATA bus

I have a 15" MacBook Pro Early 2008 [A1260, MacBookPro4,1] (Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.5 GHz, 6GB RAM, 10.8.4). I decided to replace my boot drive with a SSD. This has worked with no problems for several ...
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Is it better to have a disk drive run continuously or to have it sleep and start at least 5 times a day? [duplicate]

i'm switching from a big Windows PC with a number of hard drives in the box to a small MacBook Pro. I want to put all hard drives in USB docks. It seems to works well but i have now some hard drives ...
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Laptop won't sleep with 2nd hard drive

I have installed a 2nd hard drive into my laptop and now Windows 7 refuses to shutdown all or sleep all the way. The screen goes black and the computer's fan just stays spinning and it never enters ...
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Vista Hibernation-How does it work [closed]

I was just wondering something, I know when you go into sleep mode with vista, it writes everything to disk and powers down, and when you power up it returns it all to the RAM, but what I was ...
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Windows 7 “Save as” dialog waking up all HDDs

My OS is running from SSD. Recently I've moved my often used data also onto SSD to avoid unnecessary spinning and noise of my other standard HDD. This HDD is put to sleeping mode after 10 minutes of ...
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How to put an individual USB port to sleep?

I have a few external drives that I don't always use and want to be able to have them shutdown when I am not using them. They shutdown when the computer goes into sleep mode but I would like to be ...
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HDD Disappears after sleep mode

I recently purchased a HDD and it works fine except if I go into sleep mode. Every time my computers comes out of sleep mode the HDD disappears completely. I have literally tried EVERYTHING to fix ...
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Windows wakes up my external hard-drive whenever a software opens directory tree

I have two different external USB hard-drives which goes to sleep mode when not used for a while. When any software program (or I, myself) opens directory tree, open/save dialog box or my computer ...
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820 views

How to prevent the HDD stopping spinning in Windows 7?

A few days ago I was using a 1TB Seagate drive. I had it partitioned (50GB for SO + rest for everything else). I then bought a new PC, and with it, an SSD (OCZ Vertex II 90gb). I now have Windows 7 + ...
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1answer
858 views

When to turn off hard drive relative to sleep time in Windows 7 power settings

I've noticed that when I change the sleep time for my laptop running Windows 7 both for battery and plugged in, the timer on turning off the hard drives is not updated. Why wouldn't the hard drives ...
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Disable or sleep secondary hard drive in Macbook

I've done some quick Googling but didn't find an answer. I've put an SSD in my Macbook, and at the same time moved the original hard drive to the optical drive bay. I'm running the OS and most of my ...
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What is keeping my disks awake?

I have configured my hard drives to go to sleep after 1 minute of inactivity. This used to work very well; the server was almost always dead silent. But recently the drives are more often awake. Can ...
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Macbook's internal hard drive shutting down every 10-15 seconds

I upgraded my Macbook's internal hard drive from a 400GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue to a 750GB Scorpio Blue and restored from Time Machine. Despite my energy saver settings, the new drive shuts ...
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198 views

External USB disk drive cannot be remounted in Windows XP

I have Maxtor Basics Desktop 1TB external USB drive connected to Windows XP. The dirve's firmware puts it to sleep after 10-20 min of inactivity and then the drive cannot be mounted unless I reset it ...
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2answers
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When did my Mac's HD last sleep?

Is there any app or log that says when my MacBook Pro's hard drive last went into sleep mode? I ask because each night when I close the MBP's lid without being plugged into a power source, the power ...
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Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode?

I heard that a hard disk in a laptop is more susceptible to damage if it is turned on. A person damaged their laptop's hard drive by having their laptop on while it was in their backpack. I also ...
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How useful is hard drive encryption?

So, let's say you have a notebook, and you encrypt the entire hard drive. Whenever you boot it's gonna ask for a password, meaning nobody can access your data without the password. On the other hand, ...
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How do I automatically unmount my hard drive when I put my Mac to sleep?

I have a misbehaving hard drive that turns itself off when it detects my Mac is asleep. This is bad since OS X doesn't unmount the drive, so I get a nasty error message when the machine wakes up. Is ...