How to disable WD 2TB Gold Drive from going to sleep?

Apparently I have been led astray. I read on many chat forums that the gold drives can be used in desktop environments, like a black or blue drive. But this is not the case as the drive powers down about every 15 minutes, even with Windows 8.1 hard drive power setting set to NEVER.

Is there a way to disable this? Otherwise this drive is no good to me.


I decided to switch this to my Primary C drive. I previously had it as my D. I don’t think it will get a chance to go to sleep since the C drive is almost always active. It’s the only solution I could find.