[mythtv-users] autofs or hdparm to save power, hd life and heat?
kane.tse at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 21:28:23 UTC 2006
I've got a dedicated backend running mythtv-0.19 on FC5. I recently
read a post on this list about someone who was using autofs to mount
his mythtv directory, and then allowing it to unmount after a period
of inactivity and spindown the drive.
This sounds like an interesting idea. I am currently using
"/sbin/hdparm -S120 /dev/hdd" in my rc.local to spindown my drives,
but I'm not using autofs.
Would using autofs to unmount the drives in addition to hdparm be any
better/worse than just using hdparm alone?
I'm interested in:
1) Prolonging my hdd life by not having it spin 24/7. I know there
are different views of this (i.e. repeated spin-down spin-up is worse
for an hdd that running 24/7).
2) Minimizing the heat generated by my system.
3) Consuming less power.
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