Wondering if there is a solution to my "issue." So I have a SSD and a HDD in my system. Windows and most routine apps are on my SSD. I run win 7 and notice that periodically my HDD spins up and is accompanied by mild vibration and acoustics (typical of mechanical HDDs). My HDD does not support AAM to lower noise levels via software and I'm perplexed as to why windows spins up the idle drive even though I do not routinely access the HDD. Is there a way to configure windows to leave the HDD in an idle low-noise state all the time (unless, of course, I'm actually accessing the HDD).
Thanks in advance!
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