[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

Clay nt4usb at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 3 18:50:11 UTC 2008

--- Matt Nelson <matt at frozenatom.com> wrote:

> On one of my mythtv backend servers I host my
> fileserver that stores all of
> my media on two raid5 sets totaling 12 drives that
> are all attached via
> sata.  These are all attached externally, and that
> is where my question
> lies,...
[thread hijack]
How do you keep all those external SATAs awake?
I have a SATA PCi card with one internal and one
external connection (though both cables actually hang
out of the box.) The drives spin down after awhile and
refuse to spin up again. I've tried Seagates, WDs,
Maxtors... they all do it.
Wreaks havoc on shutdowns too, since the OS
(apparently) can't umount a drive that's not spinning.
What's the secret?
&& hot swap? fergetaboutit!
Anyway, apogolies for the OT reply.

(M be/fe) GA-8I945G-MF, P4 631, CNPS7000,(2)KVR667D2N5/1G, WD 250GB, Seagate 500GB, SHM-165H6S, 7300GS,(2)PVR-150, Feisty 7.04, MythTV 0.20.2
(S fe/be) GA-8IHXP, P4 3.06,(4)256mb pc1066,(3)WD 120GB, Seagate 500GB, 7600GS, Aver A180, Edgy 6.10.


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