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Is there a utility avai able to Spin Down an external HDD?

December 21, 2012 at 09:49:31
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, 3 GHz / 1919 MB


Can I automatically power down a usb external HDD.
I use an USB external HDD for backup only. I have the backup program scheduled to run at 2 in the morning and the backup takes less than an hour.
So the external HDD needs to be powered up only during that hour.
Is there a utility available that will "spin up" the drive when it is accessed and then "spin down" after an idle time?

William Lockie


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#1
December 21, 2012 at 10:29:45

My ext USB HDD does just that by itself. No need to run any program.

CoolGuy


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#2
December 21, 2012 at 13:37:06

The first thing I would try is advanced settings under your windows' power profile. Then the drive's firmware may be configurable. You can get a utility which will access it. Seatools might, or check with the manufacturer.

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