How can I disable a hard drive temporarily?

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How can I disable a hard drive temporarily?

Postby JoeClark » 27 Sep 2017, 13:29

Hi there,

I have two internal 750GB HDs - one is partitioned to C (Windows) and the other D (data). The other is E and simply a mirror backup of D which I do once a day.

The problem is that the E drive goes to sleep after XX minutes but some applications or processes (e.g. Empty Recycle Bin) want to wake it up before they work, which means a delay of ~10 seconds as the E drive spins up - very annoying.

How can I temporarily disable the drive until I need it for the once a day backup?


I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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Re: How can I disable a hard drive temporarily?

Postby THY3506 » 27 Sep 2017, 20:04

Open Windows built-in Disk management tool
Right Click on the disk you want to disengage
Then Select it as offline.

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