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Finackles
04-05-2010, 11:40 AM
Guys
Is there any registry settings that control how quickly USB drives power down? I am using one long term and every time it decides it needs to power up I go nuts waiting.
Any suggestions?

Speedy Gonzales
04-05-2010, 12:02 PM
Disable hibernation / sleep / the screensaver. That may help. Its probably a power setting in control panel. What version of windows is it?

Finackles
04-05-2010, 12:31 PM
Sorry, it's on XP Pro.

It didn't occur to me that it could be using the control panel options, I have tweaked those, let's see if it is better. (I should know better)

Thanks

Agent_24
04-05-2010, 12:35 PM
Check power options, there is an option to spin down hard drives after a certain period of inactivity..

AvonBill
04-05-2010, 01:51 PM
Check out the power management tab in the properties of your USB Root Hubs in Device Manager.
Disable the option "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

Finackles
04-05-2010, 03:09 PM
Right, tried the USB hub power management, let's see if that helps.

The power options in control panel didn't make any difference.