Tag: hdd force

Keep Alive – Windows utility for energy saving harddrives

Posted by on September 25, 2015

This silly little tool forces harddrives to remain spinning, a few modern external disks will spin down after a certain period of inactivity. This causes all sorts of delays during access, naturally manufacturers such as Samsung won’t let you disable this option.

There are a few alternatives such as writing a batch script, python script, etc. However I like native code, so that’s what I used.

If the source is needed just ask.

Download here: KeepAlive.

Feature requests are welcomed, you can always add this to your system startup, the memory and processor requirements are minimal, enjoy: it’s free!