[mythtv-users] Hard-drive spindown when idle?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 16:57:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Bobby Gill <bobbygill at rogers.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the info! I wasn't aware that drives nowadays do it on their own,
> that's good to know.
>> > . With hdparm you can configure this.
>> I've done that and it works well.
> Is there a worthwhile benefit to setting hdparm above and beyond what the
> drives themselves do?

You need to use hdparm to configure the spindown time. Look at the -S
parameter in the docs


Also remember that on reboot the hdparm settings will go away so put
your hdparm command in a startup script.


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