Hi, I have a new Passport SE 1Tb (USB2) and it goes to sleep mode after 30 seconds.
Is there a way to avoid this, because each time I want to access it, it takes about 10 seconds of computer freeze before it wakes up.
I have installed the WDSmartware and told it to go to sleep “never”.
Then I followed instructions to create a power saving plan under XP, Win7, etc… (instructions from this board).
Still, the drive goes to sleep no matter what and this drives me nuts.
Also the drive is not going to sleep because of the PC, it behaves like that on any machine I hooked it to (Windows machines).
I also removed all WD software but the drivers, and still, no success.
I have another 1Tb drive I bought in 2009 and this one behaves correctly.
Any clue? Any setting?
Thanks for any help.