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post Oct 16 2017, 12:47 PM
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Other than the setting in the 'Power Plan', I'm not sure how to prevent other drives from going to sleep. Maybe that 1 setting controls all HDD's?
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post Oct 16 2017, 01:59 PM
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Separate controls sounds like overkill to me. But will all HDDs be awakened at the same time, or separately when needed?
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post Oct 16 2017, 07:34 PM
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Seems to me 1 setting can control all drives. I did not write Windows and MS didn't ask for my help. But, if I did write it I would use 1 setting for all drives. The sleep clock starts when a drive is finished reading/writing. The sleep clock resets when the drive is accessed. Therefore, only drives that are needed will wake up, not all at once.
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I think they awake separately, at least they used to. I could hear that on my old machine. Probably on this too, but I haven't payed attention to it.
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What sleep settings did you use? Any progress?

BTW there's a major update due any day now...
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I haven't changed that. It's set to 30 minutes.

I'm actually contemplating reinstalling Windows. I don't think all these problems (and I haven't mentioned all) feels normal. I ran the error checking tool at an early stage. It found errors and said it corrected them. Made no difference. But errors in a fresh install doesn't feel normal.
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Leave the HDDs running to rule out that possibility.

There's a Windows Reset option in Updates and Security > Recovery, that supposedly reinstalls Windows but still lets you keep your files (so it seems different from the old Restore feature). It can also be found in Defender > Device performance & Health > Fresh Start. Might be worth a try (though one wonders why it's called different things in different places).

But if you got a hardware problem, reinstalling Windows won't help. It doesn't have to be the HDDs either. You might check the RAM with memtest86, don't know how to test other components alas.

Also, reinstalling Windows won't help if there's something wrong with the Windows installation file/disc, so you might download a new copy just in case.

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