After computer idle, have to wait for HDD to spin up. Can I disable this?
Posted on 2011-02-28
I recently added a small Solid State Drive to my computer along with a fresh install of Windows 7. I kept the existing rotating HDD to use as file storage along with an external drive. Problem I am having that is annoying is if the computer is sitting for any length of time without any disk access required, when I try to open a program, the computer sits for 10 seconds or so while I hear one or more of the rotating HDD spin up. Not a big problem, but that was the whole idea behind the SSD. After the drives have spun up, the computer is blazing fast. Are there settings in Windows 7 or maybe in the BIOS that could prevent the hangs? I turn the machine off if I am not going to be using it for an hour or more since the addition of the SSD makes boot up a less than 30 second affair. Thanks for your help.