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Registered: ‎05-23-2013
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Turn off hard disk after specifed time

Can i turn of this feature from Windows power option? is this harmful?

ideapad Y480: Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.30GHz, 6.00GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 + Nvidia Geforce GT640m LE
750GB HDD, Dual Boot: Win8.1 Pro with MC 64bit and Win7 Ultimate 64bit
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Re: Turn off hard disk after specifed time



This Feature can be turned OFF.

This is an additional feature to save power when the computer is not being used.


In my computer this is how it is set

when my computer goes idle

       After 10 mins my HDD(SSD) turns off

       After 15 mins Sleep kicks in

        Then After 20 Mins Hibernate will push.


In my personal Opinion technically this feature may cause additional harm on Regular Hard Disk Drive (Because Turning off then Turning ON more frequently is what's going to happen) so turning it off when using a regular HDD is what i would suggest.


This feature works best for SSD drive that does not get affected by Turning off and/or turning on Frequently.



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