Solved

How to automatically turn off the HDD while not gaming?

Hi,
I would like to know how can I make the ''Turn off hard disk after.. '' option in Power Options to be automatically DISABLED while gaming, and automatically ENABLED while I am not gaming ?

Please tell me!
Thanks in advance!
Best regards!
Reply to Maq___
8 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about automatically turn hdd gaming
  1. Maq___ said:
    Hi,
    I would like to know how can I make the ''Turn off hard disk after.. '' option in Power Options to be automatically DISABLED while gaming, and automatically ENABLED while I am not gaming ?

    Please tell me!
    Thanks in advance!
    Best regards!


    1. I do not believe there is an option to turn the drive OFF for particular applications.

    2. Why?
    Reply to USAFRet
  2. Because my laptop's HDD is energy efficient,and turns off randomly if no data is accessed from it, its 1 TB 5400 '' WD BLUE.

    And that causes stuttering while I am gaming!

    So after disabling the ''Turn hard disk after..'' option and setting it to never I noticed that the stuttering issues have gone!
    But with disabling of that option,my HDD seems to be overheating!

    So I would like to know if there is a way I can make that option to be automatically enabled while I am not gaming,and turned off while I am gaming!

    By the way my laptop has and a.128 GB SSD where I have installed the OS,and the games on the HDD.
    Reply to Maq___
  3. You cant dissable it by application.

    You may be able to create a batch script that changes that setting and then launches your game.

    Now with that said, there is no point to this as your computer will only put the drive to sleep when it idles for the period of time you select, so if you are gaming and loading maps faster then the idle set time then it wont be an issue.

    Even if it does go to sleep the wait time is not in the drive re-initializing, it is in seeking to where the next bits of data it needs to retrieve is which it will have to do regardless of any sleep settings.
    Reply to boosted1g
  4. Power Plan Manager - Switch Windows Power Plans Automatically
    http://hamilton-engineering.com/html/ppm-info.html
    Reply to ko888
  5. Dear ko888 , wow thank you so much!
    Just is there some free software for the same purpose?
    Please help me!
    Reply to Maq___
  6. In addition...it is not just the laptop sleep setting, but the drive itself.

    When it thinks you're not using it...it spins down. Whatever the laptop settings are.
    This is alongside the laptop setting of "Turn off after..."
    Reply to USAFRet
  7. You need to realize that the HDD will have to be in use whenever the computer is being used. If you're browsing or working on something it will have to be on. Easy solution, shut off the laptop when not in use.
    Reply to Corwin65
  8. Best answer
    Try the freeware Full Throttle Override installer Version 1.2 Here's an explanation of the utility:

    https://www.ghacks.net/2013/08/20/full-throttle-run-select-windows-programs-with-maximum-speed/


    Link to the Utility:
    http://tringi.trimcore.cz/data/download/FullThrottle.exe
    Reply to ko888
Ask a new question Answer

Read More

Gaming Hard Drives