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software to suspend external HDD on-the-fly?


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#1 randomystique

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:31 PM

as mentioned above, I'd like to find a software that could help me 'turn off' my external HDD (by user intervention, not after X mins of idling) completely, instead of spinning @ idle speed when connected through my usb3 port. is that possible? i want to keep my hdd connected physically 24/7, but want to preserve its lifespan by controlling via software when it should start running.

thanks!

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:58 AM

Revosleep perhaps? I've never needed to do this, so I can't vouch for the software - never used it.




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