Originally Posted by stefuel
I have been reading about "away mode" in Win 7. Is this what you are doing?
Sorry, I don't know anything about "away mode".
My Media-PC runs 24x7, fully awake. In Control Panel/Power Options/Advanced Settings there is an option to set an idle time to spin down the HDD's. I have that set to 30 min. I have two internal drives and four external drives attached by eSATA. Win-7 spins down any internal/external drive after 30 min of idle time and spins them back up one at a time as they are accessed.