I have an older desktop PC with two HDDs, a SATA for my system and an IDE for backup.
I always have the molex connector disconnected from the IDE and only connect for that hour when I'm making backup (very rarely) and then disconnect again.
Is there a way with Windows XP (or maybe with some thrid party software) to somehow disable the IDE HDD (without me having to open up the PC case each time to disconnect the molex connector).
There's probably no way to completely turn it off like a hardware way but at least to keep it off, meaning not spin, not being seen in Windows etc. - so turned off as much as possible.