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#1 d2produce

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:39 PM

So, I have 2x MediaSonic ProBox HDD Enclosures with 3x hard drives in each one.
 
I'm not sure if the issue is with the Fans of the ProBox or the Hard Drives themselves.  Something is making a fan-like noise.  I'm thinking it's both.
 
When I have the ProBoxs hooked up to my Gigabyte Brix Mini PC, the ProBox fans or the hard drives don't run all the time.  The only time the fans or the hard drives run  is if they are accessed, say by clicking on one of the drives in Windows explorer, I will hear the drives spin up, and eventually the fan kicks in.  And then about 10 or 20 minutes later, the drives go completely silent agian.
 
When I connect the ProBoxs to my Dell Latitude however, the fans and the drives are constantly running.
 
Why would my Brix let the drives/ProBoxs go quiet, but the Latitude always has them active?
 
What settings can I change in Windows 10 to fix the problem with the Latitude?
 
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Both Computers Power Plans are set to:
Turn off Hard Disk after 20 Minutes
USB Suspend: Enabled

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:00 PM

Check your Control Panel, Power Options on both machines to see what power plan is in use on each.

 

It may be as easy as changing your power plan.

 

If the power plans match, then dig a little further by clicking on the Change plan settings link, followed by the Change advanced power settings link in the next dialog and looking under either the Hard Drive settings, USB Settings (USB Selective suspend settings), or both to see how they line up [or don't in this case].


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:08 AM

Check your Control Panel, Power Options on both machines to see what power plan is in use on each.

 

It may be as easy as changing your power plan.

 

If the power plans match, then dig a little further by clicking on the Change plan settings link, followed by the Change advanced power settings link in the next dialog and looking under either the Hard Drive settings, USB Settings (USB Selective suspend settings), or both to see how they line up [or don't in this case].

 

I'm thinking it's the Selective Suspend that's allowing my Brix Mini PC to put those usb enclosures to sleep, but my Dell Latitude full tower, for some reason isn't seeing those USB devices as worthy of Selective Suspend.  I've been googling "selective suspend not working" with minimal results.






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