3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2011 12:52 PM by Jose_Intel

    Do power saving settings in Windows desktops destroy SSDs ?


      It seem that many SDDs have been destroyed by power-offs, such as  hibernate settings in laptops or (accidental) forced power-offs, such as  the standard procedure with frozen computers: pull the power cord.

      I just realized there is another power setting that must be recognized  also in desktop computers: My Win-7 based desktop has a standard power  saving setting that shut down the HDDs after 20 minutes.

      That should maybe not affect the SDD on which I have the OS since I  recognize it as ALWAYS active and it should ALWAYS be powered on, but  when the two mechanical backup HDDs powered off, it froze the computer.

      Is there a power setting in Win-7 where one HDD is always powered on, while another HDD is powered off after some inactive time?