[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 18:58:05 UTC 2008

> [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.
Drive spindown should be controlled in linux by your software probably
using hdparm. This is actually a reason for me to stop using raid and
go to using individual drives because I want my drives to spin down
and with the os on the raid it will rarely happen...


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