Windows 10: How to prevent external HDD from going to sleep?

Discus and support How to prevent external HDD from going to sleep? in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have four external hard disks connected to my laptop either directly or through a USB hub. I have searched the issue that I'm asking about, but I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Fortitude, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Fortitude Win User

    How to prevent external HDD from going to sleep?


    I have four external hard disks connected to my laptop either directly or through a USB hub. I have searched the issue that I'm asking about, but I have not found a definitive answer. The most common solution appears to be to use a program to write a small file to each hard disk at predetermined times.

    One of my external disks (a Samsung D3 4 TB disk) does have a utility to adjust sleep time, but it doesn't run on Windows 10.

    I have actually ran one of these generic programs, but I'm wondering if there is a more elegant solution to use Windows settings to prevent external hard disks from going to sleep.

    :)
     
    Fortitude, Jun 8, 2019
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  2. How do i prevent external HDD to go in sleep in windows 10 ?

    I am using windows 10 in my laptop and desktop. I am having a problem with my external HDD.

    Windows automatically disconnects my external HDD after 30-40 minutes. I have tried all but still it disconnects with a sound.

    In windows 7 all same steps worked for me but I don't know why these are not working in windows 10. I have searched on internet and found that so many people have this same problem in windows 10 only.

    Please guys if anyone have any working solution for this problem please tell me it would help me a lot.

    Thank You

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    Piyush_Jain, Jun 8, 2019
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  3. How do i prevent external HDD to go in sleep in windows 10 ?

    Hi,

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you, Thank you so much for your valuable question please, I really appreciate your troubleshooting efforts.

    If my understanding is right, I would suggest you to please see the below mentioned articles once please (if not tried before) and see if it helps. I am hopeful that your query will be resolved, If the issue persists or if my understanding is different from
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    MALIK YASIRNAWAZ, Jun 8, 2019
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  4. sddracula Win User

    How to prevent external HDD from going to sleep?

    HDD won't go to sleep


    I have recently upgraded from Win 8.1 Pro x64 to Win 10 Pro x64 and I am experiencing a weird problem.
    My HDD setup is as follows:
    Samsung EVO 250GB M2 SSD - OS and apps
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA SSD - Games
    Seagate ST2000 2TB SATA HDD - Media

    After configuring Windows 10 to sleep the HDD (the seagate) after 5 mins of inactivity I noticed that it never actually does it, the HDD never goes to sleep.
    That HDD only has media on it and no apps so there should be nothing accessing it.

    How can I found out what is preventing the HDD from going to sleep?
     
    sddracula, Jun 8, 2019
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