Prevent Disk Sleep Alternatives

    Prevent Disk Sleep is described as 'Your machine's hard disks enter into sleep mode during periods of inactivity to allow for system life-extending operations such as disk cooling'. There are three alternatives to Prevent Disk Sleep for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is KeepAliveHD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Prevent Disk Sleep are NoSleepHD (Free, Open Source) and PingHD (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2020

      • 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
      • 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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