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Re: Manually spin-down a internal hard drive to have a quiet life

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:56 pm
by HonorOfDuty
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Re: Manually spin-down a internal hard drive to have a quiet life

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:59 pm
by Chris_86
Yeah there's no way I'm trusting my files with a cloud provider. I backup my stuff with Acronis daily but a) that's client-side encrypted and b) I can choose the location of the data-centre and c) I actually pay money for the service, which I find reassuring, because the money has to come from somewhere.

Re: Manually spin-down a internal hard drive to have a quiet life

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:01 pm
by Gunganator
Is it a sata Drive, If it is it supports hot plugging. just disconnect the power till you require it.

Direct from WD themselves
SATA-compliant devices thus need no further modification to be hot-pluggable and provide the necessary building blocks for a robust hot-plug solution, which typically includes: Device detection even with power downed receptacles (typical of server applications)

Pre-charging resistors to passively limit inrush current during drive insertion

Hot-plug controllers to actively limit inrush current during drive insertion

*******Warning********

In order to take advantage of hot-plug capabilities for your Serial ATA hard drive, you must use the Serial ATA power connection, not the Legacy (Molex) power connection. The Legacy (Molex) power connection does not support hot-plugging.

hope this helps

Re: Manually spin-down a internal hard drive to have a quiet life

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:37 pm
by 0v3rz34l0u5
Does anyone use molex anymore?!

Re: Manually spin-down a internal hard drive to have a quiet life

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:41 pm
by Kentone
Also I think you mobo has to support hotpugging