Windows 10 – How to Give Hard Disk Rest after Certain Time

The hard disk for your computer is the magnetic disk where your data of the computer system is stored. It has a huge storage capacity and it retains the data in it even after the system is turned off. When you run your computer its hard disk functions relentlessly and even it works when your PC is in Standby and hibernating situation. But have you ever thought to give hard disk rest so that the computer can perform better and live a long life? If yes, then we are writing Windows 10 tips to turn off your hard disk after a certain period of time. Follow the steps below.

Give Hard Disk Rest after Certain Time in Windows 10

control panel in search result of start menu on windows 10
  • Then click on the Power option where you will carry out the change.
power option on control panel list on windows 10
  • Now, click on Change plan settings option of your selected plan.
change plan settings link beside your chosen power plan
  • An Edit Plan Settings window will now arrive on your screen. Click on the Change advanced power settings link.
change advance power settingss link on edit plan settings window
  • This will bring the Power Options window where you will find the Hard disk option in the list.
hard disk on power option window 10
  • When you click on the Hard disk option, another sub-option Turn off hard disk after will appear.
on battery and plugged in options windows 10
  • Now you will have options: On battery and Plugged in. To Give Hard Disk Rest after Certain Time in Windows 10, set the desired time for the options. Finally, click on Apply and Ok buttons to implement the changes.
Give Hard Disk Rest after Certain Time in Windows 10


Thus, apply the above few simple steps and let your computer take some rest after a certain period of time when it is running on battery or plugged in. If you have any queries related to this article you are welcome to ask from us using the comments form below.

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Topics:  Windows 10
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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.