- InsecureSpikeParticipant03/24/2015 at 20:10Post count: 571
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?
thanksgizmo98Participant03/24/2015 at 20:18Post count: 452
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.InsecureSpikeParticipant03/24/2015 at 23:22Post count: 571
ok gizmo98, neither of those worked, oh and had to install hdparm, had a google but not really found anything except for this..
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 helpaceisbackParticipant03/25/2015 at 05:06Post count: 23
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.InsecureSpikeParticipant03/25/2015 at 14:20Post count: 571
[quote=92525]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.[/quote]
thats awesome! do you have any more info, please, as i’m using a WD Elements,
many thanks!aceisbackParticipant03/26/2015 at 02:38Post count: 23
Just go here and find your drive, you will then be able to download the appropriate software if your drive works with it:
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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