question about the auto turn off hdds option!!???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DAZZ, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    if i set this to somthing like 20 minutes...and the hdds turn off...if im downloading somthing like a game demo or somtihng, thats big...

    would the download stop or keep on going???
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec
    as far as I know

    That 20 minutes is after 20 minutes of no activity so if your downloading something no it dont turn off at night sometimes I am getting huge files over night and mine is set to 20 minutes and I turn off the moniter and go to bed ....... its all there the next morning .........;)
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Yeah, unless your using a laptop that you leave running alot or something (and even then why the hell would you leave it running with no HD use) You shouldn't use that feature.

    I have 3 HDD's and one of the drives I had set to power off after so long by accident...lemme tell you what a slow down it was when the drive would power off and some random program would query it then it would take forever to wait for it to spin up and such.
  4. Yodums

    Yodums Guest

    Not necessary for it.

    It's not healthy to be turning things on and off. Yes it says it's turning it off, but Windows has things running in the background and it's going to be flickering on and off, and causing the life of the HDD to shorten alot...