Question Is it bad if i set my hard disk to turn off after 2 minutes in Windows power plan ?

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I'm currently using SSD for storing my Windows OS and other software, and i use an HDD for storing my static file like videos etc. The hard drive sound is bit annoying for me so i want to keep it off when not in use, is it bad for the hdd if i do that?
 

lordmogul

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If the noise is annoying I would check if the drives support AAM (automatic acoustic management), you'll lose some performance (especially in seek times) but reduce noise.
If for whatever reasons replacing it with another SSD is not an option, that might be your best bet.
 

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