Author Topic: HD-HSU2 with Linux auto spindown  (Read 4548 times)

Ianex

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HD-HSU2 with Linux auto spindown
« on: September 27, 2008, 03:19:56 pm »
   

I have HD-HSU2 and small linux based firewall&router.

 

Is it possible to set up so that after some time of inactivity the HD-HSU2 will be spinned down or switched of and on new activity goes on.

 

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Paul

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Re: HD-HSU2 with Linux auto spindown
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 08:59:56 am »
At this time Buffalo does not have that option included in the Firmware. 

bluegeek9

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Re: HD-HSU2 with Linux auto spindown
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 11:47:38 pm »
   Have you tried using hdparm?

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Re: HD-HSU2 with Linux auto spindown
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 09:50:39 am »

I have not, most of buyers are from a Windows and Mac environment.  But from what I am reading about it, there shouldn't be an issue.  


Ianex

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Re: HD-HSU2 with Linux auto spindown
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 12:20:50 pm »
   Solved by using Spindown daemon from:

http://code.google.com/p/spindown/

Also from there I learn correct command for spinning down (at least for my Buffalo drive station external disk):
sg_start --stop /dev/sdb1

Note: This is good only for external HD, that you don't use frequently. Too often spindowns/ups will short life of your HD.