Disks spinning down and then up and then down.....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Steve Campbell, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Here's a thing:

    I have fairly high performning PC running Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

    I have 3 internal hard drives (system, data & system backup) with a 4th,
    effectively internal, e-SATA drive as data backup.

    My computer power settings are set to Performance and the disks are not
    supposed to spin down for 20 minutes, except...... that they do do constantly.

    It's a minor I know irritation but I'm often having to wait a few seconds
    while a disc (one of the 3 internal ones) which has just spun down gets back
    up to speed to change settings, write to the disk, close down etc etc.

    Any suggestions?




    Vista Ultimate 32 bit
    Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard
    Core 2 Duo 6700 clocked @ 3GHz
    4 GB Corsair 8500 Dominator RAM clocked @ 900MHz
    Gigabyte 8800GTS 640MB
    Western Digital 150GB Raptor SATA
    Western Digital 500GB Caviar SATA2
    Creative XFi Xtreme Music
    Samsung SH-W183 DVD-RW SATA
    Enermax 850W Galaxy PSU
    Akasa Mirage 62 case
    plus e-SATA Western Digital 500GB Caviar SATA2
    Steve Campbell, Nov 6, 2007
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