NoSleepHD v2.0 by Ashutosh Agarwal

NoSleepHD is a simple program which writes an empty text file every few minutes to your external hard disk drive(s) to keep it from going into auto-sleep mode.

Usually auto sleep timer in external hard disks is 10 Minutes. I got the idea from a similar solution for OS X which can be found here


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New in Version 2.0
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1. Monitor multiple drives at once.
2. User can disconnect hard drive(s) at anytime without stopping NoSleepHD.
3. Monitoring will resume automatically whenever the drive is connected again.
  • Even if ALL the monitored drives are NOT connected.
  • Unless stopped manually.
4. Drive information tool.
5. Separate 'About' page.
6. Better error handling.
7. PayPal 'Donate' button.

How to use the program:
  • 1. Select any drive/folder on the external hard disk which you wish to monitor.
2. Set the timer. (10 Minutes Recommended)
3. Press 'Start NoSleep Mode'.


Optional Features:
  • 1. Click 'Info' tab to view drive information.
2. Monitor multiple drives by selecting, more drives in 'Configuration' tab. (Up to 5 External Hard Drives)
3. Hard drive monitoring can be stopped if necessary. (Which would allow the drive to go to auto-sleep.
4. Application can be chosen to sit in the System Tray or simply minimized.
5. Auto-run at start-up can also be enabled.


Donate
  • NoSleepHD is a free open source project that is developed in personal time. You can show your appreciation for NoSleepHD and support future development by donating.

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Awards
  • 100% CLEAN award granted by Softpedia
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Additional Info: Author's Website: http://www.ashutoshagarwal.com


Additional Screenshots:
  • NoSleepHDv2.0_2.JPGNoSleepHDv2.0_3.JPG

Last edited Mar 30, 2009 at 10:15 PM by agarwal, version 28