4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2015 5:58 AM by ScoobyJD

    Intel Raid 1 will not idle


      I have recently been having issues with my Intel Raid 1 not idling. It use to cut power to the drivers after an allotted time, now the drivers stay active no matter what. I have sat and timed the array at 1 minute idle time with no activity and it will not idle. Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated, thank you ahead of time!

        • 1. Re: Intel Raid 1 will not idle

          Did you check the Windows* power plan settings?

          Has it ever idled before? If yes, is there a recent change in your system?

          Can you provide the make and model of your system as well as the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology version?

          • 2. Re: Intel Raid 1 will not idle

            Windows power settings are set to have them idle at 20 minutes.


            IRST V#


            OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64

            Case: EVGA Hadron Hydro

            Motherboard: Asus Z97i-Plus

            CPU: Intel i7-4790k

            Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400

            Graphics: EVGA GTX 980 SuperClocked

            Monitor: BenQ XL2720Z

            Headset: Sennheiser PC 363D

            Power Supply: Silverstone Nightjar 520

            Fans: x2 Bequiet! Night Wings 2

            SSD: Crucial M550 512GB m.2

            HDD: x2 Western Digital Green 3TB (Raid 1)

            Mouse, Keyboard & Mat:

            Razer Mamba Elite

            Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red with MaxKeyboard O-Ring Kit

            Corsair Vengeance MM200 Extended

            • 3. Re: Intel Raid 1 will not idle

              Also forgot to add it didn't do this until I upgraded from 8.1 Pro 64 to 10 Pro 64

              • 4. Re: Intel Raid 1 will not idle

                I have switched back to Windows 8.1 Pro 64 and I disabled windows search in services. The drives shut down after my set 1 minute and it worked for a while. I restarted the computer and they drives will no longer idle. I have rechecked my settings and services is still disabled. Any help would be appreciated, really tired of sitting here all day listening to this things hum.