How to Add or Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" from Power Options in Windows


Having your HDDs automatically turned off after being idle can help save energy and extend a PC's battery life.

The Turn off hard disk after setting in Power Options lets users set to have hard disks (HDD) power down after a specified time of HDD inactivity is detected.

Some Windows systems might exhibit very small amounts (bursts) of disk activity separated by relatively long amounts of disk idle time. This pattern of disk activity impacts system power savings because the disk is powered up periodically. The disk then remains in the spin-up state for at least the disk idle time‑out, even if the amount of disk activity that caused the disk to spin up is very small.

The Hard disk burst ignore time setting in Power Options lets users ignore this burst of disk activity up to a specified time when the Turn off hard disk after setting is determining if a hard disk is idle. By default, Hard disk burst ignore time is set to 0 (do not ignore disk burst activity).

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Hard disk burst ignore time setting under Hard disk in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" in Power Options using REG file


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Add Hard disk burst ignore time to Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add Hard disk burst ignore time to Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add)
powercfg -attributes SUB_DISK 80e3c60e-bb94-4ad8-bbe0-0d3195efc663 -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_DISK 80e3c60e-bb94-4ad8-bbe0-0d3195efc663 +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Add Hard disk burst ignore time to Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add Hard disk burst ignore time to Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" in Power Options using REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442\80e3c60e-bb94-4ad8-bbe0-0d3195efc663

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Hard disk burst ignore time" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Hard_disk_burst_ignore_time_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Hard disk burst ignore time" from Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Hard_disk_burst_ignore_time_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn