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eSATA wakeup
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I have an eSATA controller in my PC, plus external docking. I can only get the disks recognized when starting HWiNFO64, when  it starts polling the hardware. Then the disks become visible. Now, it's overkill having to start HWiNFO64 every time I need to connect a disk. Smile so I wonder what exactly HWiNFO64 does when polling the disks, and if it's reproducible in another way. A script polling just the disks, then quitting, for instance?
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HWiNFO doesn't check for new devices during runtime, this happens only during startup.
Constant checking for new devices (even only disks) would be a time and resource consuming process that would affect system/monitoring performance.
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(05-04-2019, 09:41 PM)Martin Wrote: HWiNFO doesn't check for new devices during runtime, this happens only during startup.
Constant checking for new devices (even only disks) would be a time and resource consuming process that would affect system/monitoring performance.

I might have been unclear. When I start HWiNFO, the drives are polled, and become visible. I can immediately quit HWiNFO, after that. The drives stay up. I was just wondering how this polling is done, so I could create a bat script that does the same. But you gave me an idea. I just found out that checking for new hardware from Device Manager also does the same. I'm sorry, this isn't strictly HWiNFO related, but it was with that I first got the disks to become visible. I will google how Device Manager does it. Thank you!
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