Disabling Hard drives

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by eniqmah, Dec 16, 2006.

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  1. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    Evening all,
    I have multiple hard drives installed, but not every one of them is used at all times. Since they are plugged into the power supply, everytime I turn on the computer, the hard drives all spin. I would like to save electricity by disabling these drives or preventing them from spinning their platters. My question is: how do I achieve this without having to open up the case and unplug them from the Power supply?
    My possible solutions are:
    1. Disable them in the device manager.
    2 Disable them in the Bios.

    Which one actually works? If neither, is their a solution?
    Thanks for your input.
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