[mythtv-users] Cases for a PVR box... recommendations.

Dylan Keon dbkeon.ml at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 04:14:18 UTC 2005

On 12 Aug 2005 16:26:56 -0700, Jim Reith <reith at racores.com> wrote:
> On 08/12/2005 12:20 PM, Jim Reith wrote: 
>  I found that setting my three HDDs to spin down after 5 minutes gave me a
>  10 degree drop in temps according to mbmon. That made the fans slow down
>  and made the ambient noise much less. I've also just bought replacement IDE
>  cables that are round so i won't have as many obstructions to case airflow 
>  Can you tell us how you set the drives to spin down after 5 minutes? I'd
> like to do the same thing.  Thanks. 


> # allow the disks to spindown after 5 minutes of idle
>   /sbin/hdparm -S 60 /dev/hda
>   /sbin/hdparm -S 60 /dev/hdb
>   /sbin/hdparm -S 60 /dev/hdd

I have SATA drives, so I can't do this.  But thanks for the tip!


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