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NoSleepHD v1.0

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Released: Mar 1, 2009
Updated: Mar 1, 2009 by agarwal
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!NoSleep v1.0 by Ashutosh Agarwal

After getting irritated several times because my extertnal hard disk goes to sleep and does not wake up, I decided to search for a solution, but found nothing for Windows Vista WD Studio 1Tb StudioXPS16 + eSATA Connection.

So, I decided to solve it myself. I got the idea from a similar solution for OS X which can be found here

NoSleep is a simple program which writes an empty text file every few minutes to your external hard disk drive to keep it from going into auto-sleep mode. Usually auto sleep timer in external hard disks is 10 Minutes.

Features of the program:
  • Stops the External Hard Drive going to Auto-Sleep mode after a few minutes of inactivity.
  • Only takes a few bytes on the disk.
  • Can be minimized to the Status Bar.
  • User can Set the Timer (Maximum 15).
  • Compatible with all versions of Windows?

Hope this program solves the irritating Auto-Sleep problem :)

Reviews for this release

Using your excellent program to keep a Seagate ST3250824U2-RK awake (250GB external USB). Simple and effective. Lovely :) Cheers.
by Madass on Dec 11, 2009 at 7:05 PM
This is an excellent program, I really thank you for it, been looking for a solution to this problem myself for some time, the only problem I have noticed is that it always forgets the drive and settings, everytime I start it I have to select the drive and set the timer, is this perhaps because I'm using it under Windows 7? anyway I'm loving it! Thanks so much for the program!
by Ely on Mar 17, 2009 at 2:24 AM
I would appreciate a "silent" mode, so I can just start it automatically via the "StartUp" run folder without dealing with the dialog. Nice idea, though - rather elegant way to solve the problem.
by rishu73 on Mar 3, 2009 at 8:15 PM