[mythtv-users] APM hard drive spin down setting recommendations for backend?

sarvinc at fastmail.fm sarvinc at fastmail.fm
Mon Jul 18 12:22:18 EDT 2005

On Monday 18 July 2005 04:42, Neil Bird wrote:
> Around about 18/07/05 06:50, sarvinc at fastmail.fm typed ...
> > I'm just as new to all this as you. I know a better way on a Gentoo box.
> > Just edit /etc/conf.d/hdparm, add any new options and add hdparm to a
> > runlevel. I don't know much about the -B switch any information you could
> > provide would be appreciated, I'm happily using the -S switch but that
> > adds about a 4 second delay after spindown.
>    Hadn't noticed that one.  What value are you using?

I have to profess, I don't have a Myth system... yet, so I can't make any 
recommendations as to what's best for a PVR but on my server I put the hard 
drives to sleep after 2 hours of no use with -S254 . It reduses the heat 
output by quite a bit.

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