Hard disk powers off every few minutes
Posted on 2004-09-05
I have an "always on" Windows 2000 PC that runs Azureus (a BitTorrent client) 24/7. But when it's just uploading files, the laptop hard disk within it powers off every few minutes (I can hear it spinning down momentarily before being accessed again a few seconds later). The drive is new and I would prefer to have it run continuously. I worry that its life will be cut short if it continues to stop and start so frequently.
In the "Power Options" control panel, I have "Power scheme" set to "Always On", and "Turn off hard disks" is set to "Never".
Is there some other setting that I should check that could affect this?