HDD wakes up every hour for nothing

Hi,

OS is on a SSD while some data is on an internal HDD.

Since creator's update, every hour my HDD wakes up and then shut down after 5 minutes (although it is set to 1 min in power settings). It starts again exactly 60 min later (including the 5 minutes of spinning). So every 65 minutes, the disk wakes up without any further activity. It's very annoying, noisy and bad for the drive, and I don't know why it is happening. I did a CCleaner, did a disk cleanup, removed some programs, disabled some services such as search indexer, adobe updaters, google drive etc.... Page file was already disabled on the second drive and so as recovery. I also looked at process monitor, etc. I can't get any clue about what's happening. It was fine before creator's update. There is nothing important on the drive, just some folders with personal data, not used by the system.

PS: not sure it is due to the creator's update, might be something else.

Can somebody help me ? Thanks.

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A solution was listed on superuser.com forum.

Here are details.

Following registry entries need to be added:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorPort]
"TelemetryPerformanceEnabled"=dword:00000000
"TelemetryErrorDataEnabled"=dword:00000000
"TelemetryDeviceHealthEnabled"=dword:00000000

Additionally "LogControlEnable" QWORD value 0. This was not necessary in my case.

Restart PC for changes to take place.

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