[mythtv-users] USB Hard Drive Lifespans and power usage question
mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 20:25:59 UTC 2008
On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 3:20 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 3:58 PM, mythtv at blandford.net
> <mythtv at blandford.net> wrote:
> > Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
> >> Also, I am aware I can use hdparm, but does that mean that unless I
> >> spin down the drives with hdparm, they will remain spinning at top
> >> Seems to me that Windows knows how to do this automatically; I figured
> >> 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.
> Here is what I have in my local.start file
> hdparm -S 250 /dev/sda
> hdparm -S 250 /dev/sdb
> hdparm -S 250 /dev/sdc
> hdparm -S 250 /dev/sdd
> This sets my drives to have a 5 hour spin down time.
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I have mine set to 20 mins ie -S240
To check that status of the drive use the C option.
[root at mythtv ~]# /sbin/hdparm -C /dev/sdd
drive state is: active/idle
AFAIK Ubuntu wont do this by default unless you have your computer running
in "Laptop" mode.
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