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How to idle a rarely used HDD


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#1 windranger

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:23 AM

On my desktop PC, beside the main HDD with the master-partition I also use a separate HDD which I actually access quite rarely, say once a week.

So I want to know if there's any application utility out there which can let me stop the HDD when I don't need it running and restart it when I need it.
I want to reduce both the overall power consumption and the wear of the disk.

Thanks.

Edited by windranger, 25 July 2012 - 02:23 AM.


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#2 jhayz

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:54 AM

All hard drives have a wear and tear period. The problem is we don't know when... :) A secondary drive even not accessed primarily unlike your system drive would not be exempted to this. That is why imaging and backup software and drives were invented.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:56 AM

UNPLUG IT AND RECONNECT WHEN WANTED.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:16 AM

UNPLUG IT AND RECONNECT WHEN WANTED.


or be creative a put a switch on it ,between the power wire plugin and the harddrive plugin

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