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Samsung SATA HDD - APM Problem

Hello everyone!

I bought a new pc, and I have an weird problem with my HDD. I have an 1151 socket Asus H110M-K motherboard, SATA3 ports on it. My previous motherboard had only SATA2 ports (AM3 motherboard). I assembled my pc yesterday, installed Windows 10 Pro x64, and I faced that my HDD is always go to parking head, turn on, and off and on and off. The condition and health is 100%. I think it's guaranteed that not a hardware problem, because it's work in my previous pc at this week.

I downloaded an app called HDDScan, and turned off on it the APM and the problem is dissapeared. No more turn off and turn off while I use the HDD. But... What's cause this? I didn't have this problem before. In my old pc I used Win10 Pro too. I made a batch file which is automatically executed when Windows starts, and disable the APM. Any other permanent solution for this? In my BIOS I didn't seen any options to this...
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    Hi there Razor092,

    I assume all your MOBO's drivers are up to data right? If this is not the case, you can just go to your MOBO's website and update them.

    Is this a secondary or a primary drive?

    I believe that the issue you are facing could have something to do with the power saving options: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/prevent-hard-drive-going-sleep-windows

    Hope this will help,
    D_Know_WD :)
  2. D_Know_WD said:
    Hi there Razor092,

    I assume all your MOBO's drivers are up to data right? If this is not the case, you can just go to your MOBO's website and update them.

    Is this a secondary or a primary drive?

    I believe that the issue you are facing could have something to do with the power saving options: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/prevent-hard-drive-going-sleep-windows

    Hope this will help,
    D_Know_WD :)




    Hello D_Know_WD!

    Thank you for your message! Yes, my drivers are up to date. This HDD is my secondary drive, my primary drive is an HyperX SSD.
    I turned off this power saving option to the HDD, but the problem is remain the same. I think the problem is caused by the Intel RST. I delete it when I was home and I reply back if it's solve the problem. :)

    P.S.: Some people have a similar problem, and these are caused by a bug in the Intel RST.
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