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  • #92501

    InsecureSpike
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    guy’s can someone give me a hand with this issue,
    i’m using a portable 2.5″ hard drive, with my roms on, now it’s constantly spinning, how can i set it to spin down when inactive/idle?

    thanks

    #92502

    gizmo98
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    Try to use hdparm. The command should be something like…
    sudo hdparm -S 60 /dev/sdX
    -S 60 => 5*60s = sleep after 300s

    If you need a persistent modification open /etc/hdparm.conf and add something like spindown_time = 60. Google should give you more detailed information.

    #92506

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    awesome thanks mate

    #92513

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    ok gizmo98, neither of those worked, oh and had to install hdparm, had a google but not really found anything except for this..

    http://forum.lemaker.org/thread-2942-1-1-.html

    looking at post #5, think i’ll try this,

    apt-get install hdparm
    
    Then in a bootup bash script
    
    hdparm -S180 /dev/disk/by-uuid/01CF0AC9AA5EAF70

    my uuid is 72cf9ef3-f16b-46aa-a381-e5670e76544b, so just need to change that in the code given, oh and mabe change 180 to 60?

    thanks for your help

    #92525

    aceisback
    Participant

    I know for Western Digital drives, you can download WD Drive Utilities that lets you set up the sleep timer, not sure if other brands have similar software or not. I used it to disable the sleep timer on one of my drives that I use for another project.

    #92542

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    I know for Western Digital drives, you can download WD Drive Utilities that lets you set up the sleep timer, not sure if other brands have similar software or not. I used it to disable the sleep timer on one of my drives that I use for another project.

    thats awesome! do you have any more info, please, as i’m using a WD Elements,

    many thanks!

    #92648

    aceisback
    Participant

    Just go here and find your drive, you will then be able to download the appropriate software if your drive works with it:

    http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?wdc_lang=en

    I see that not all of the Elements have the download, but a couple of them have a utility to set the idle options.

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