[mythtv-users] USB Hard Drive Lifespans and power usage question

mythtv at blandford.net mythtv at blandford.net
Mon Aug 4 19:58:15 UTC 2008

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:

> Also, I am aware I can use hdparm, but does that mean that unless I manually
> spin down the drives with hdparm, they will remain spinning at top speed?
> Seems to me that Windows knows how to do this automatically; I figured linux
> did as well. There must be a way.

Use hdparm as was previously suggested.  If you read the man page, it 
will tell you how to configure the drives to spin down after a set 
period of time of inactivity.


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