Drives being woken from sleep on closing everything windows.

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Dorf
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Drives being woken from sleep on closing everything windows.

Post by Dorf » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:02 am

I'm using win8x64 and Everything-1.3.3.658b.x64. I have a ssd boot drive, main drive, and 2 archived data drives. The last 2 arent accessed much and spend much of the time in sleep mode.

When clicking the close window button, everything freezes, waking up the last 2 drives, then actually closes when they are spinned up.

galneon
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Re: Drives being woken from sleep on closing everything wind

Post by galneon » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:50 pm

This isn't exactly the fix you're looking for, but I would consider disabling sleep mode for idle drives as the spin-up/spin-down and cool-to-hot-and-cool-again cycles likely cause more wear and tear than keeping them running--unless you're more concerned about noise and/or heat than longevity.

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Re: Drives being woken from sleep on closing everything wind

Post by void » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:44 am

Are any of the following files saved to the drive that is sleeping?
  • Search History.csv
  • Everything.ini
  • Run History.csv

Dorf
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Re: Drives being woken from sleep on closing everything wind

Post by Dorf » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:41 am

Nope.

I did disable sleep in windows, but one of those drives is a green WD one, i think those go to sleep on their own anyway?

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Re: Drives being woken from sleep on closing everything wind

Post by therube » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:16 pm

ssd boot drive, main drive, and 2 archived data drives. The last 2 arent accessed much and spend much of the time in sleep mode.

When clicking the close window button, everything freezes, waking up the last 2 drives, then actually closes when they are spinned up.
On my XP system I have 3 HDD & the opposite situation, where Everything (or other apps, most prevalently DOS apps) awaken sleeping drives, even when not specifically accessed.

I do not have the situation where closing Everything causes sleeping drives to awaken.

Though I do seem to recall situations (but I don't recall the details!) where, maybe it was shutting down the system entirely?, caused sleeping drives to awaken first before the computer shut down. Whatever the situation was, I found it very odd.

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Re: Drives being woken from sleep on closing everything wind

Post by therube » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:21 pm

I would consider disabling sleep mode for idle drives as the spin-up/spin-down and cool-to-hot-and-cool-again cycles likely cause more wear and tear than keeping them running
Agree wholeheartedly.

Just the other day, moved two drives over from an old computer to my current Win7 system.
And now every (whatever the default is) minutes, the drives go to sleep, only to be awaken shortly thereafter (by some action on my end).

Not having changed any settings (yet) that is now a common occurrence.
On my old system that never happened because I disabled the spindown.

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