Posting here as i can’t find a solution using the usual search methods that fixes this.
I recently purchased a WD My Passport 5TB to store media for my Plex server.
I’ve noticed that it rarely stops spinning, when i know files are not being accessed. This causes me concern due to the fact this will massively shorten its lifetime.
Here’s what i’ve done so far:
1 I’ve unticked the box in the properties for ‘Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties’.
2 I’ve installed the WD Drive Utilities software and set the sleep time to 10 minutes.
Neither has made any difference, and i was wondering if i could get some advise please.