[mythtv-users] USB Hard Drive Lifespans and power usage question
Steve Peters - Priority Electronics
steve at priorityelectronics.com
Mon Aug 4 21:03:45 UTC 2008
>> I have mine set to 20 mins ie -S240
>> To check that status of the drive use the C option.
>With 20 minutes do you notice any reduced lifespans with your drives.
>I believe that would be hard to determine though. My concern is years
>ago the biggest cause of hard drive failure that I saw at work was
>drives failing to spin up. This is the reason I set mine to 5 hours.
So after finding hddtemp, I was able to get the temps of my drives, but only
the internal ones:
/dev/sda: ST3500830A: 53°C
/dev/sdb: ST3750640AS: 54°C
/dev/sdc: ST3750640AS: 63°C
USB External Drives
/dev/sdd: ST3120814A: S.M.A.R.T. not available
/dev/sde: ST3500630AS: drive supported, but it doesn't have a temperature
/dev/sdf: ST3500830A: drive supported, but it doesn't have a temperature
Drive /dev/sdc was doing some heavy file copying/backups from one of the usb
drives, so it's temp is way higher than the others. The others 2 internal
ones sda and sdb are sitting there idle.
Does this temp seem way to high for hard drives? I have had sda and sdb for
over a year now and have not encountered any issues, but I just want to make
sure I'm not killing these drives with these temps. What kind of temps do my
fellow myth users encounter?
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