Possible solution to harddrives sleeping / spinning down

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    I found a program called NoSleepHD that's made to prevent harddrives going into sleep mode, but it will only work if you have the drive connected to your PC (I emailed the designer).

    What it does is write a blank text file to your harddrive every X amount of minutes. Then it just keeps re-writing the same file, so it takes up almost no space at all.


    This seems like a pretty easy thing. Is it possible to have something like this coded in homebrew?
     
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    I tried the Maxtor program but it wouldn't recognize my drive at all! Do I have to use it before it gets reformated for Wii?
     
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    these programes dont work on vista lads
     
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    I'm using XP, but I still can't get the Maxtor program to recognize my harddrive!
     
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    Does anybody know of any other program to do this? Or any other possible solution? I can't get the seagate/maxtor program to recognize my drive. I know the drive works fine though - I've used it as a backup drive for about a year and it works fine for the wii (except for this sleep/spindown issue)!
     
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    I'm getting a 250gb seagate soon, do I use this program before or AFTER i format?
     
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    I read in another post that you can use this software after the drive has been formatted to wbfs. The guy thought it wouldn't work, but it recognized the drive and he was able to turn the power saving off.