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Maxtor 6Y160MO always tunrs off and it takes time to spin when I want it accessed

I have two hard drives in the Vista system
C: runs the OS
D: stores the data

The D drive Maxtor 6Y160MO always turns off and it takes time to spin when I want to access it. It only spins for few seconds and then it turns off again. There is no setting in Vista to control this behavior. I thought that the “ALWAYS ON” option would control this but it doesn't.
Any ideas?

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  • Karel Grulich
    Karel Grulich Nov 02, 2007

    There is only one option to select under the Advanced settings for I guess all the hard drives. I'm using the High Performance plan which should keep the PC on all the time. Under the advanced settings, the hard drive to turn off is set as 20 minutes. Even if I change this to a higher number or never the same problem remains and the hard drive turns off after few seconds. The C drive is OK.



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Maybe you turn-off the hard drive at your power scheme on your screen saver.

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