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Old 04-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Steam spins up my drive

I have a secondary hdd which is set to spin down after like 10 min. Most of the times it stays down, but whenever launching steam it starts to spin.

This hard drive only contains a few movies as .avi; no swap no system files, no nothing. Why is steam touching this hard drive?

Is it just me?

-Ramon
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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I created a thread about this two years ago. No real official, answer, really. It's a real pain since I have 6 HDs, and have to wait for each one to spin up individually. I pretty much just leave steam open constantly, these days.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1246916
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:38 AM   #3
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Yep it's been a long standing issue.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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Happy to hear it's not just me with this issue.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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Is this just when launching steam? My drives spin down fine.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:30 AM   #6
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It spins down fine when steam is running, but whenever launching steam it spins up and stays like that untill the timer runs out again.

This is mostly a problem for the people that dont want steam running in the background when not playing any games.
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