NoSleepHD Alternatives

    NoSleepHD is described as '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'. There are three alternatives to NoSleepHD for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Prevent Disk Sleep, which is free. Other great apps like NoSleepHD are KeepAliveHD (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
      KeepAliveHD is a 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.


      • 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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