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HDD timeout for seagate

By mjervis ·
I know there is a command to give to a seagate hard drive to make it not go into sleep mode or in other words shut down when not used for a certain amount of time.

Can someone give me that command so I can keep my hdd from shutting down on me or going into sleep mode?

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by Ann777 In reply to HDD timeout for seagate

Generally this is done at the bios level. Press F2 to enter setup and look at the Advanced --> Power Management settings (depending on your version of bios). You should be able to shut off power management at the device level on most newer computers. The hdd is controlled by the motherboard.

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by Ann777 In reply to HDD timeout for seagate

You can also go to (remove any spaces from the below link) :

http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/index.html

and type in sleep mode and the modem of your drive in the search box. "sleep mode" alone brings up 1538 documents.

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by Ann777 In reply to HDD timeout for seagate

i was supposed to type : sleep mode and the MODEL ... not modem. sorry.

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by mjervis In reply to HDD timeout for seagate

I had already shut power management down in bios. In linux for seagate hard drives you also need to use the command:

hdparm -z hda1 or whatever hard drive your trying to shut the sleep mode off on.

I found the answer in another forum and figured I'd post it here while I retrack the points.

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