disable 2nd HDD when not in use

  joeltr 15:30 29 Oct 05

i installed my old HDD onto my new pc,so that my movie making efforts could have their own drive,i was wondering, is there any point in disabling it when its not being used? is it still operating when its idle?,thanks,joel.

  Pesala 21:38 29 Oct 05

It will still be spinning and burning some current, though not a lot. AFAIK power-saving won't turn off individual drives. What might be useful is to install it in a removable drive caddy, then you can take it out when not in use, and use it for offsite backup. A drive caddy is about £10.

  joeltr 12:21 30 Oct 05

sorry for the delay in responding,thanks very much for your help,regards, joel.

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