How to Disable the Power Saver on a Seagate

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How to Disable the Power Saver on a Seagate
You should disable the power saving settings on your Seagate hard drive to prevent it from entering sleep mode. (external drive image by Albert Lozano from

The power saver feature is useful if you want to keep a device connected to your PC even when you are not using it. However, it can be annoying if you are using a device such as the Seagate external hard drive and want the flexibility to transfer files for backup when it suits you. In order to prevent this from happening, you will need to disable the power saving mode on the external hard drive. You can also disable the power saving settings for your hard drive on your computer.

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  1. 1

    Double click on the Seagate icon to open the Seagate Dashboard application. Alternatively, click "Start" and "Programs" and search for Seagate from the program list.

  2. 2

    Click "Drive Settings" under the "Drives Panel." A "Drive Settings" window will appear. Click "Power Settings."

  3. 3

    Select "Never" from the drop-down menu and click "Save" to save the "Drive Sleep Interval" setting. You will receive a notification from the "Power Settings" window that confirms that your power setting has been changed.

  4. 4

    Click "Close." You have now disabled the power saver settings in your Seagate external hard drive.

  5. 5

    Click "Start" and "Control Panel" to adjust the power saving settings on your computer. Click "Power Options" and click "Change Plan Settings" under "Power Saver." Click "Change Advanced Settings" and select the external hard drive from the popup window and select "OK."

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