Windows 10: Hard Drive - If the power is cut, can that be bad for it?

Discus and support Hard Drive - If the power is cut, can that be bad for it? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I use SynBackPro to make two "mirror" copies of one folder on my C: to two 1 TB hard drives: Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX WD Black I have the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by mb1280, May 18, 2019.

  1. mb1280 Win User

    Hard Drive - If the power is cut, can that be bad for it?


    I use SynBackPro to make two "mirror" copies of one folder on my C: to two 1 TB hard drives: Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX

    WD Black

    I have the hard drives on a power strip. I power them on and off, about once per day, to make a daily backup.

    After the copy has been completed, I use "USB Disk Ejector" to "safely remove" the hard drives

    USB Disk Ejector | Quick And Easy Software

    Sometimes, it takes 30 to 60 seconds for a drive to "eject". Sometimes, they both "eject" immediately.

    After being "ejected" / disconnected, the drives continue to spin . . .

    1.) If I wait for 20 seconds, they auto-power off / auto-power down.

    2.) What I have been doing, however, is just cutting the power to them, when they're still spinning.

    My question is - with #2 - I haven't noticed anything, but could this have a negative effect on the hard drives, or the data?

    I'm thinking that with #1, the needles must "park" themselves, which is what you want - but this cannot occur in scenario #2.

    But, I don't know how hard drives work that well - for all I know, the needles park themselves, somehow, even if I cut the power.

    :)
     
    mb1280, May 18, 2019
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  2. Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, May 18, 2019
    #2
  3. Mathragh Win User
    Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Wut =D

    what is that supposed to accomplish?
     
    Mathragh, May 18, 2019
    #3
  4. Hard Drive - If the power is cut, can that be bad for it?

    2nd Hard Drive Powers Down Automatically

    Hi,

    This issue may arise due to the following reasons:

    • Hard drive failure or corruptions.
    • Issues with the power supply.
    • USB related issues.
    • Driver conflicts.
    As an initial troubleshooting step, I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the USB drivers and check if the issue persists.

    1. Press Windows Key + R Key.

    2. Then type “devmgmt.msc” without the quotes and hit onEnter Key.

    3. Expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers.

    4. Right click and click on delete.

    If the issue still persists, check if the power management option is turned in the in the USB drive or other devices when you connect the hard drive.

    a. Press Windows key + X and select
    Device Manager.

    b. In Device Manager, under
    Universal Serial Bus Controllers
    , double-click on the 1st Root Hub.

    c. Go to the Power tab to see if the drive is connected to it. If not, try the next Root Hub. If so, click the
    Power Management tab. Uncheck the box that says: "allow computer to turn off this device to save power

    Hope the information helps. Please do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, May 18, 2019
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