KeepAliveHD Alternatives

    KeepAliveHD is described as 'simple program which prevents your hard drive to go into automatic standby mode. It works by writing a small text file to your external drive every few minutes'. There are three alternatives to KeepAliveHD for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Prevent Disk Sleep, which is free. Other great apps like KeepAliveHD are NoSleepHD (Free, Open Source) and PingHD (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2020

    1. Your machine's hard disks enter into sleep mode during periods of inactivity to allow for system life-extending operations such as disk cooling.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      NoSleepHD is a simple program which writes an empty text file every few minutes to your external hard disk drive(s) to keep it from going into auto-sleep mode.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      An opensource, cross-platform, and standalone GUI tool to keep your hard drive(s) alive based on time interval you choose.
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