problem!! (hard drive spins down)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by applefiend95, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. applefiend95 macrumors regular

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    before you all post the hate comments on PC, let me be clear that along with the pc i built, i also bought a MacBook Air 13" base.

    so i built a PC for the shear purpose of being university-friendly (since all my uni software require pc). the specs are as follows:

    CPU: Intel core i7 3770K
    RAM: 16GB at 1600
    primary boot: 240GB intel SSD -> OS and all programs
    secondary HDD: Segate 1TB -> where all my files are stored
    motherboard: ASUS P8 Z77-vlk
    graphics: intel HD 4000

    i am not a huge tech guru so i seek this help. the pc is blazing fast but when i am not accessing any files or doing any work on a file (saved on the 2nd HDD), the 2nd drive goes to sleep. it irritates me every time i access a file because the HDD clicks on and there is a lag of about 2 seconds before the computer starts functioning again.

    how do i circumnavigate this problem? is it because my power supply is not providing enough juice that it goes to sleep? or is it a problem with the HDD itself? the help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. jmthigpen macrumors regular

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    You can change this in power options:
     

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    I guess you use Windows 7 or 8 on that machine?

    Can this help then?

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  4. applefiend95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks a lot guys. did it just now, will see how that works out in an hour or two!! :D
     
  5. applefiend95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks to both of you, it worked just fine.

    i dont know if you are familiar with liquid cooling but will that reduce the amount of noise coming from the fans of my computer? is there a specific power supply that is like pretty low on noise?
     

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