Preventing sleep spin down of USB hard drive??

  carl2007 13:40 01 Feb 2008

I have a WD MyBook USB hard drive and it spins down every 10 minutes. WD state this cannot be disabled. Does anyone know of any software or a routine that will save or access a file every so often to keep the drive awake? Thanks.

  carl2007 14:55 02 Feb 2008

Can anyone recommend software that will autosave a working file at given intervals to a specific directory? Thanks.

  peter99co 15:19 02 Feb 2008


  Stuartli 18:15 02 Feb 2008

If the drive is not being used, then the fact that it shuts down will prevent unnecessary wear and tear.

  carl2007 23:14 07 Mar 2008

It is incredibly annoying having the drive spin down every 10 minutes, it always seems to have just spun down when you need it. I just want a way to access it in the background say every 9 minutes to prevent this, as it's driving me round the bend and constantly spinning up and down will give a HD more stress than running for a longer period.

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