[mythtv-users] Spin down drives

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Thu May 12 02:16:06 UTC 2011

On 11-05-10 11:44 AM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
> Hello, I have a litle HTPC/server with 2 SATA drives. The first one is
> 2.5 160GB with EXT3 and the OS. The second one is a 2TB drives with
> XFS and stores livetv, recordings, videos, music and images (all
> multimedia files).
> Some years ago, I used hdparm to stop my IDE drives on a old server. I
> want to do the same, stop the 2TB drive when it is not used.

hdparm is still the software on Linux for stuff like this.

But.. if that 2TB drive is a WD "Green" drive,
then it might ignore the spindown commands.
Gotta love WD.  :)

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