first let me say i know little about APM. What I have learned is all from searching for a solution to this post.
i have been looking for software that will spin down my HDD (date files, not OS) when idle after a certain amount of time. I’ve tried a bunch but they all seem to have problems (or i have problems with them)
revosleep - keeps telling me disk is in use so it won’t spin down. i know nothing is accessing the drive. at least according to Process Explorer.
HDDScan - it will manually let me turn off the spindle. there is an idle timer option, but it never works. it has a cool cmd line tool which would be great if it would work.
HDparm - more designed for Linux and the windows version doesnt seem to have an option to turn off spindles
HDsentinel - really nice program, but i can’t find an option for turning off spindle on idle.
others i have tried - Crystal disk info & Drive power manager
from what i can gather my drive just does not support a timer feature. i can put the drive into standby manually but that’s it.
any suggestions? thanks