can you spin down your seagate hard disk?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i have right now 3 seagate , and i did notice they don't spin down
    i set up windows xp to spin down after 5 minutes
    i tried wester digital and hitachi they work
    but i can't spin down a seagate


    are you able under xp sp2 or sp3 to spin down your seagate , did you find some errors in event log?

    thanks
    have nice day
     
  2. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

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    I am not running XP now, but my Seagate SATA II drive has always turned off(spin down) when I put this pc to sleep. Even when I had XP on the old hardware it was working. Same disk.

    I would check your sleep/other settings once you get into Power Management in XP. ;)
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    to me gave an error in event log
    if i try to suspend too
    in the event log , the drive has an old firmware
    but seagate told me is the last
    but i found many users have issues to spin down the new seagate drives
     
  4. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

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    Stick with Western Digital from now on. I sure won't buy any more Seagate drives.
     
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