I have to HDD, a Maxtor 40gb which is my main drive and a Seagate 80gb which I use only for images and DV editing which isnt very often.
I have purchased a Silent Drive but unfortunalty can only have one as I only have the one 5.25 drive bay left. I did read somewhere that there is software that can make HDDs go into sleep mode when not in use and thought this might be a possibility for the Seagate.
Any thoughts on what and where this software might be available?
Sorry been away, yeah I know about that Djohn but was wondering if there is anything out there that will allow me to specify which HDD and from what I can see the contol panel assumes both will be switched off? Baring in mind I want to use the main HDD and have the other one go into standby/sleep.
The only way to put your hard disk to sleep. is buy a removable caddy. Then you can just remove your HD when not in use (only when your pc is not in use). May also get over your space problem as the caddy would sit in a bay under your cd rom drive.
mmmm I cant believe that there isnt something out there, Im not by any means questioning you guys it just seems a perfectly good idea to have a HDD that is sat there dormant to be put into a sleep mode instead of spinning away at 7200rpm.
If windows will put a HDD to sleep in the power settings why cant it recognise that a drive is not in use and that drive can be put into a power saving mode until called upon.
Oh well, I will leave this thread open for a while longer to see if anyone else finds it of interest and has anything to say but thanks all for your help and views.
NT Server, my space problem is that I dont have enough 5.25 drive bays free as if I did I would buy 2x Silent Drive, I have one Silent Drive for my Maxtor and this is in the last 5.25 slot and wanted to suspend my Seagate drive to stop the noise. Cheers again.