APC with my drives on win7.

July 19, 2011 at 17:13:03
Specs: win7, 555 phenom
I just installed win7 from xp. On XP I set my drives to spin down after x minutes. With win7 this does not work.

What I have drive wise.
C/M: WD 400 gig ( two partitions )
S: WD 2tb
R: WD 2tb

I could deal without the C going down if windwos7 is pickier when idle. Maybe it likes to write and read a lot more then XP, I dont know... But my data drives are not in use? I tried to set the timer to 1 minute but still no luck. The bios has not changed from the install. I turned off the windows search service as I read it may be the issue. I'm using the balance plan and set my HD times under advanced settings.

Any other ideas?


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#1
July 19, 2011 at 17:59:09
You can make a custom power setting.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

Select advanced options.

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#2
July 19, 2011 at 18:59:30
That is precisely what I'm dong, however my question was not how, its why does it not work for me? Could I be missing a service, or some other setting?


added info:

C:\Users\Administrator>powercfg -availablesleepstates
The following sleep states are available on this system: Standby ( S1 S3 )
The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S2)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
Hibernate
Hibernation has not been enabled.
Hybrid Sleep


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#3
July 20, 2011 at 15:01:11
Check bios for S states.

Check owners manual for available states or options.

Yes, it could be that something is stopping it too. Not fully supported devices or motherboard or other settings need to be enabled.

Did you allow hibernation?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
July 21, 2011 at 13:53:42
both s1 and s3 are on in bios. No hibernation and stand by are not on, and I would like them off. I just want the driver to sleep. Also I read WD green do there own power management, is that true? I can tell you the are not spinning down.

I downloaded a cool app HDLED or something. Shows what drivers a re getting accessed and as I though on the the C and M. ( physical drive 0 ) My other 2 are not being accessed.



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