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    Backup Drive


    i have a 500 gig internal drive i use as backup. at times when i click on it it takes 4/5 secs for all the folders to load. other times immediate. its not bothering me just curious thats all

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    Hello Noelbeth,

    It sounds like you have Windows set to turn off idle hard drives. This would cause the delay while you're waiting for the HDD to spin up again. Turning this off should stop this for you.

    Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Jun 2014 at 17:26.
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    100% correct Brink. Thank you kindly
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    You're most welcome.
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