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I'm setting up a new laptop and noticed in the Power Options that the hard drive power off settings are set to one minute. Should I change the setting for when the laptop is plugged in? I'm thinking of setting it to Never.
 

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It does not stick to Never for a while now but reverts to 0 which is the same.
 

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I'm setting up a new laptop and noticed in the Power Options that the hard drive power off settings are set to one minute. Should I change the setting for when the laptop is plugged in? I'm thinking of setting it to Never.
I would. It causes more wear and tear on the HDD to power off and back on then it does to just keep spinning.
 

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    Homebuilt
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
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    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
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    32GB
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    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
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    Windows 11 Education
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    Dell Inspiron 7773
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    Intel i7-8550U
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    32GB
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Thanks! I changed the setting to never. I wonder why the default for when plugged in was set to one minute.

Edit. The laptop has a SSD. Even if it did have a HDD I think that one minutes is unnecessary.
 

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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
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