Change Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle Time in Windows 11 – Windows Blog by Brink

Change Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle Time in Windows 11

The Turn off hard disk after setting in Power Options lets you specify the period of inactivity before the disk is automatically powered down.

Having your HDDs automatically turn off after being idle can help save energy and extend the battery life.

When you or anything tries to access a HDD that has been turned off, there will be a delay of a few seconds as the HDD automatically turns back on and spins up before being able to access it.

This tutorial will show you how to change how long HDDs are inactive before automatically turned off in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Read more…