Author Topic: LS210D sleep timer  (Read 408 times)

farcusnz

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LS210D sleep timer
« on: April 06, 2020, 07:28:53 pm »
I'm wanting to set a daily sleep timer to power off from 5am until 5pm
However, I must be missing something as the NAS wont let me do this.
It looks like the latest I can schedule a shutdown is 3:45am if I want it to power back up later that same day at 5pm.

Does anyone have any idea how I can get around this strange time restriction?

burt

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Re: LS210D sleep timer
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 05:36:28 pm »
farcusnz
My LS220 is rebuilding it's RAID array so I can't check using it.
However from the User Manual p104
" The time to enter sleep mode can be set from 12:00 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. of the next day.
The time to wake from sleep mode can be set from 12:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
If the time to enter sleep mode is after 12:00 a.m., the wake-up time setting may be from 4:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
The time to enter sleep mode should not be set at the same time as or before the wake-up time

In your case; If the time to enter sleep mode is after 12:00 a.m. TRUE you want 3:45am
Then The time to wake from sleep mode can be set from 12:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. You want 5:00am

In the past mine woke at 8:00am and went to sleep at 2:00am the next day. That worked until the time keeping function failed.

Seems doable but maybe I'm missing something.

Hope this helps

Herb

farcusnz

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Re: LS210D sleep timer
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 10:25:00 pm »
In your case; If the time to enter sleep mode is after 12:00 a.m. TRUE you want 3:45am
Then The time to wake from sleep mode can be set from 12:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. You want 5:00am

no, I'm actually wanting to wake at 5PM
It's the sleep part that is problematic for me. 345am is slightly too early and I'd prefer it to begin its sleep at 5am, but it seems this isn't possible.

burt

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Re: LS210D sleep timer
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 01:36:09 pm »
In your case; If the time to enter sleep mode is after 12:00 a.m. TRUE you want 3:45am
Then The time to wake from sleep mode can be set from 12:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. You want 5:00am

no, I'm actually wanting to wake at 5PM
It's the sleep part that is problematic for me. 345am is slightly too early and I'd prefer it to begin its sleep at 5am, but it seems this isn't possible.

I agree I couldn't get it to work.
Herb

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Re: LS210D sleep timer
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 10:37:28 pm »
I can confirm this same timing setup is the same on the Terastation TS-XEL and on the TS3400 series.

I wouldn't be bothered with sleep timers.  As I mentioned in another post, these units were designed to be low power.

At 10 cents per kilowatt, it costs less than $5 monthly to run an LS220D 2 disk unit 24/7, and leaving it off for 12 hours- the savings on those is like a whole 2 bucks at best.  Expect even less for an LS 210 single disk unit.

It is not worth it between the little savings, and the extra stop/start wear on the drive, which eats up power too and makes the power savings a wash more than likely.  NAS are best left on with drives spinning.

Not to mention that to prevent file corruption, you need to disconnect any and all windows shares before you power it down.  Windows holds onto files and often still thinks the files are still open on a NAS.

So if you really really really need to use a sleep timer, I would suggest using the idle drive spin down.  It should have close to the same effect.

That or your only other option is to change the time/zone to where it meets your needs, which is going to totally throw off file dates.