- Intel Core i7-6700
- ASUS H170M-PLUS motherboard (i.e. Intel H170 chipset)
- Boot partition and user profiles on Intel SSDPEKKW25 NVMe (256 GB SSD)
- Toshiba DT01ACA300 HDD (3TB SATA hard disk for bulk storage)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Problem: Windows puts the Toshiba HDD to sleep after idle timeout, which is nice. However, as soon as I move the mouse, Windows wakes up the Toshiba HDD, even though I don't think anything immediately needs to use that HDD.
I have some programs installed on that HDD, mostly modern games that take up lots of space.
Is there a way to prevent Windows from immediately waking up that HDD when I move the mouse?