View Full Version : Advanced Power Settings - Sleep and Hard Drive Never Off?

09-05-2010, 10:50 PM
With in Advanced Power settings you can have Sleep enabled to what ever time you choose and you can select Hard Drives to Turn off Never.

I was wondering if selecting a Sleep option overrides setting the Hard Drives to never turn off? Maybe a silly question?

It seems that the system enters into full Sleep and perhaps it makes not since to have the hard drives On since there is nothing to access them. However, it is an SSD issue that I am trying to fine tune.

Now that I am typing this out it occurs to me that this Hard Drive setting is all hard drives in a system?

Does anyone know via registry or some other method to select only one Hard Drive to Never Turn Off?

Thanks. Hope I am being clear.

04-11-2011, 07:19 PM
What happens when entering the sleep mode is the drives will be turned off and the present state will be kept in memory until awakened. While the system is active the power scheme will prevent the drives from idling down after so many minutes with the never turn off setting applied.