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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎08-26-2011
Location: PH
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How to make secondary HDD sleep while primary ssd is running?

Hi there, 


I have installed an m.2 ssd on my T440 as my boot drive and was just hoping to make my 2.5 HDD sleep or hibernate until i need to search it for files so i can save battery life. I can do all the work i need on the ssd until the time i need to access data from the HDD. Is that possible?


I also have an x230 and just ordered an msata ssd for it and would like to do the same thing to it as the x230 really eats a lot of juice. 


I run windows 10 on both machines. Hope you can help me out. 


Hope to hear from you guys. Thank you. 

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Registered: ‎08-01-2018
Location: US
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Re: How to make secondary HDD sleep while primary ssd is running?

Hi mercury168!



You can check the settings on your current Power plan by opening the Control Panel > Power Options. On your current Power Plan click on change plan settings, choose Advance and look for hard drive. There is an option for it to turn off/sleep. 




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