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Software Author(s):

  • Aldo Mühlhause


revosleep hdd disk sleep spindown beta

revoSleep (beta)

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0.4.0 | Updated: 21 Mar 2021



Downloads of v 0.4.0:



Software Author(s):

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revoSleep (beta) 0.4.0

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To install revoSleep (beta), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade revoSleep (beta), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall revoSleep (beta), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade revosleep -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade revosleep -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure revosleep installed
    name: revosleep
    state: present
    version: 0.4.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'revosleep' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.4.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: revosleep,
    Version: 0.4.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller revosleep
   Name     = 'revosleep'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.4.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'revosleep':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.4.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install revosleep version="0.4.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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NOTE: The following text is an excerpt from the official website.


revoSleep lets your hard disk sleep in few seconds. You can lock different hard disks, so you can be sure they won't wake up.

Here is the proceeding of revoSleep

  1. Locks all partitions on the specified hard disk drive.
  2. Dismounts all partitions on the specified hard disk drive.
  3. Sends the specified hard disk to sleep.
  4. Puts all volumes on the specified hard disk drive in offline state.
  5. Deactivates the driver for the specified hard disk.
  6. The locked hard disk drives won't wake up.
  7. You can unlock/lock different hard disk drives.

Usage of revoSleep

  1. When you start revoSleep, a system tray icon is displayed in your taskbar.
  2. You can double-click the system tray icon in order to display the program's user interface.
  3. Here you can specify the hard disks that you want to send to sleep, take offline or deactivate (no software raid yet).
  4. You can select the settings for each individual hard disk (click on 'Show Details') and send it to sleep. There might be issues with deactivating a hard disk as this can cause it to be woken up again (possibly since Windows 10). In this case, please only use the "Offline" setting together with the "Sleep" setting to avoid waking up a hard disk immediately.
  5. By right-clicking the tray icon, you can activate or deactivate the specified settings for each processed hard disk (or use the corresponding buttons in the user interface).
  6. All settings you have made are automatically saved.
  7. Every time you start revoSleep the sleep mode of your hard disks is activated automatically.
  8. You can also specify command line parameters to send individual hard disks to sleep or to wake them up (just run revoSleep -h in the CLI for more information).
  9. Every time a hard disk is sent to sleep or woken up, the batch file beforeSleep.bat or afterSleep.bat is executed. (Please check the given batch files in revoSleep program directory for more information).

When you get Error Code 1 you have to use the windows driver (pciide*.sys) for your hard disk controllers! In the main affecting nforce drivers.

PLEASE NOTE: There might be issues with deactivating a hard disk as this can cause it to be woken up again (possibly since Windows 10). In this case, please only use the offline setting together with the sleep setting to avoid waking up a hard disk immediately.

For more information visit: revoSleep board.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir              = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$version               = '0.4.0'
$checksum              = '010B45AFB2FCB0CD5ECD1241708F6E5792DFECA6A21160A243EE45217BBC9096'
$checksum64            = 'E79A61803992083808ECC653896581A285A88D18EC63556E0122B83AC3142D94'
$executableName        = 'revoSleep'
$softwareName          = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*"

# Required – download links contain session id
$page          = Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -Uri ''
$downloadLinks = $page.Links     | Where-Object href  -match $version 
$url           = ($downloadLinks | Where-Object class -match "revoSleepx86" | Select-Object -First 1 -exp href) -Replace ';', '&'
$url64         = ($downloadLinks | Where-Object class -match "revoSleepx64" | Select-Object -First 1 -exp href) -Replace ';', '&'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
  -PackageName    $env:ChocolateyPackageName `
  -Url            $url `
  -Url64          $url64 `
  -Checksum       $checksum `
  -ChecksumType   'sha256' `
  -Checksum64     $checksum64 `
  -ChecksumType64 'sha256' `
  -UnzipLocation  $toolsDir

$extractedFullPath = Get-ChildItem "$toolsDir\$softwareName" | Select-Object -exp FullName
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage `
  -PackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageName `
  -SoftwareName $softwareName `
  -File "$extractedFullPath\setup.msi" `
  -FileType 'MSI' `
  -SilentArgs "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`"" `
  -ValidExitCodes @(0, 3010, 1641)

$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $softwareName
Install-BinFile `
  -Name $executableName `
  -Path "$installLocation\$executableName.exe"

Remove-Item $extractedFullPath -Force -Recurse
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$executableName = 'revoSleep'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*"
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

[array]$keys = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
if ($keys.Count -eq 1) {
  $installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs['softwareName']
  Uninstall-BinFile `
    -Name $executableName `
    -Path "$installLocation\$executableName.exe"

  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($keys[0].PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
  Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($keys.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($keys.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($keys.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $keys | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status

Several bugs have been fixed. The major changes are:

  • You can now specify lock settings for each hard disk. To do this, click on "Show Details" in the user interface and you can choose whether the volume should only be taken offline or additionally deactivated.
  • You can now properly send hard disks to sleep on Windows 10. To do this, uncheck the "Deactivate" option for the hard disk that you want to send to sleep. So please only use the "Offline" setting together with the "Sleep" setting to avoid waking up a hard disk immediately.
  • Revosleep will now install correctly on x86 operating systems. Also the setup should now contain all necessary dependencies (you still need .NET of course but e.g. you don't need Visual C++ Redistributable anymore)
  • The command line parameter handling has been updated in order to reflect the specific lock settings
  • The user interface has been improved (e.g. scrolling) and some minor bugs have been fixed
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