Is there a way to control after how long USB3-SATA-UASP1 put hard drive to sleep?


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I feel it put hard drive to sleep too often, so I want to make hard drive active time longer.


#2

Hi Xi-

Thanks for posting with your comment.

While we’re unfortunately not able to adjust the sleep timer from 10 minutes, there are a couple of applications that can be used to keep a drive spinning.

On Windows, Crystal Disk tools are the option I personally prefer, and on OS X I’ve used Caffiene.  In either case, the application simply makes a write to the drive at a time you set, so anything under 10:00 will keep the drive spinning.

Hope this helps!

Best wishes-

Jeff Everett
Plugable Technologies


#3

Jeff,
What makes the drive go to sleep after 10 minutes? Is it the enclosure’s firmware, or is it the operating system itself?
Also where can I download updated firmware (or check that I have the latest)?
Thank you,


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