Question Turn off hard disk not working

Feb 24, 2019
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Hi guys,

I have a problem which started happening two weeks ago. Note: I have 1 SSD and to HDDs.
Since installing Windows, the Power settings advanced option "Turn off hard disk after" was set to 0 (never) and it was working fine until now. About two weeks ago, I noticed one of my hard disks turning off (spinning down) when launching games (old and new) and then spinning back up when I exit the game. A few days ago, the same started happening with the other hard disk. It is really frustrating and not good for the drives, especially because I often Alt+Tab to check something on the internet and the disks keep turning off and on (like 5 times in an hour).
I even tried putting "Turn off hard disk after" to 500 minutes, but it didn't help and I couldn't find anything helpful on forums, so do you guys have any advice?
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Two, not to.

Which version of Windows 10 are you on? Which version of the BIOS for your motherboard are you on? Mind sharing the specs to your system like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:

You should also see if you're on the latest chipset drivers for your platform.
 

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