Windows - Keep USB drives spinning / Prevent spindown USB drives
PowerShell script to disable suspend
The script when run lists all the storage devices and gives you an option to pick a device to either enable or disable the suspend setting.
Download the ToggleSuspend.ps1 to a local directory.
(rename it to ToggleSuspend.ps1 ...)
Right click on Start button and select "Command Prompt (Admin) option to start a command prompt with Administrator privilege.
Cd to the directory where you have the script saved.
Run "Powershell -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoProfile -File ToggleSuspend.ps1”. Remove the quotes when you copy paste.
This may be a solution, too. (Start as admin)
Thanks for this tip. I've used it.
I ran that and disable all, it's correct?
i UsbDiskFriendlyName SuspendOnIdle VidPidHwid
1 (No friendly name) Disabled USB\VID_1058&PID_25DA
2 (No friendly name) Disabled USB\VID_1058&PID_25DA
3 (No friendly name) Disabled USB\VID_1058&PID_25DA
4 TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device Disabled USB\VID_0480&PID_A202
5 (No friendly name) Disabled USB\VID_1058&PID_25DA
6 (No friendly name) Disabled USB\VID_174C&PID_55AA
7 (No friendly name) Disabled USB\VID_1058&PID_25DA
8 TOSHIBA MK3252GSX USB Device Disabled USB\VID_04FC&PID_0C15
i just wrote a very simple batch file with 30sec - 1min interval and it does the job
and i just notice after i wrote the reply, this post is a year old post LOL
A batch that reads the disc so they don't suspend?
@aitor a batch file that is writing "a" to a text file every 30sec or 1min to keep the drive alive.
@aitor NoSleepHD v2.0 is also doing the same i think. but that is limited to a number of drives so i tried batch file and it does the job so far for 2 months
Thank you very much! I'll wait to see if the ToggleSuspend.ps1 works and if not I'll do the batch file trick!
@aitor no problem ^_^ cheers, and i nothing works for you just pm me i can help you to stop drive from sleeping if you run windows.
Thank you, I did the first point but still have problems. I'm going to try the batch solution.
@aitor no problem, good luck ill be online till maybe 12am(currently 21:39 here in jpn)
nosleep hd never worked on my system but did find another (open source) software that does the same and does work well for me