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Preventing unused spare hdd from spinning up during suspend and shutdown

I recently replaced my sata hdd with an ssd, and keeping the hdd in as a spare. It's not used, not event mounted to filesystem. Yet, when suspending or shutting down the system, it quickly spins up, ...
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How can I spin up a drive with batch script?

How can I spin up a drive using batch script. I have a daily sync script between my PC and my file server. The drives on my file server spin down during periods of inactivity which is desired. ...
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HDD spinning up while pc is off

We have a Dell PC that is switched off/shutdown (Mains still going into pc though), and every so often the HDD spins up for a couple of seconds then stops. Does anyone know why this is and if it can ...
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SSD cache to minimize HDD spin-up time?

short version first: I'm looking for Linux compatible software which is able to transparently cache HDD writes using an SSD. However, I only want to spin up the HDD once or twice a day (to write the ...
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Linux - prevent disks spinning up

On bootup all disks are spun up, but 4 are just backup (and pretty noisy too). Soo I'd rather prefer to never ever spin them up at all when booting. Is there a kernel option which tells the kernel ...
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HP EliteBook 8470p laptop's DVD drive spins up periodically when the DVD drive is empty

I recently got an HP EliteBook 8470p with Windows 7, and the DVD drive (HP DVD A DS8A9SH) spins up briefly at some interval, maybe a minute, as if something is checking if a DVD is present or similar. ...
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Why is Windows constantly spinning up my secondary HDD?

I'm having a problem with windows constantly spinning up my secondary HDD. My main OS is on the C: partition of my SSD and on my HDD I have a D: partition for storage and an E: partition for recovery. ...
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Is there a way to disable power management on a Seagate ST2000DM001 harddrive completely?

After I bring my Seagate ST2000DM001 harddrive offline using Diskpart, then spin it down using HDDScan for Windows 3.3, and then finally disable its device driver using DevCon so that AFAIK no ...
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How do I prevent Windows from randomly spinning up a (green) USB harddrive?

Even if the powersaving feature of Windows is set to never shut down my harddrive, my external USB harddrives will still spin themselves down automatically after some period of inactivity. The problem ...
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Avoid HDD spinup at boot

Is there any way to avoid specific HDDs from spinning up at boot time? There are 3 HDDs in my HTPC (Ubuntu 12.10) and 1 SSD (boot drive). I don't want the HDDs to spin up when booting to reduce boot ...
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Why does iTunes make my DVD drive spin?

I have a weird issue with my new laptop (Asus N76VM). Every time I open iTunes it makes my DVD drive make a spin up noise for a second and then stops. It seems like it checks if there's a CD present ...
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Whenever g Google Chrome is open my HDD spins really fast

I have a Windows 7 64 bit machine freshly installed. When I open the latest version of google chrome, the hard drive is constantly being accessed. I know because it makes a loud annoying noise. The ...
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Harddrive fell; caught in mid-air; won't spin up

I have a SimpleTech 1TB external USB hard drive. I recently backed up my entire system to it, then formatted and installed Windows 8 Developer Preview. Before restoring my data from the external ...
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How can I prevent Windows from spinning up all drives when I delete something?

When I delete something Windows spin up all sleeping hard drives. Even those totally unaffected by the procedure. Is there a way of preventing this, or it's just a Windows bug? (Using Windows 7 ...
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Why does my DVD drive spin up every minute or so, spin down, and repeat (new Dell Studio 15 with Windows 7)

We have just got a new Dell Studio 15 laptop running Windows 7 home premium with slot load DVD drive. If there is a DVD drive in the drive, every minute or so, the drive will spin up, make a couple of ...
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Slow spinup of Maxtor Basics Desktop USB external hard drive

(Posting on behalf of a friend who has this problem.) I have got a 500 GB Maxtor Basics Desktop USB external hard drive, and I have one annoying issue with it. It goes to sleep mode way too early and ...