Re: Spin down disks - no longer working
You can use 'hdparm -S60 /dev/sdBLAH'. I.e., throw a list of this command into your /etc/rc.d/rc.local script to enable it on boot.
Funny thing that I noticed, is that setting the spin down time too high and the damned thing wouldn't spin down any more!!!!
-S60 is 5 minutes. When I had it set to -S180, it wouldn't spin down ever.
Edit: Note that some laptop disks are weird with the spindown thing. They may not support "-S". The western digital laptop disk I recently retired in favor of an SSD used a combination of "-B" (value of 1-127 inclusive allows spin down), and "-J" (western digital "green" idle3 timeout, in seconds -- stupid thing defaulted to 8 seconds, which is absurdly low, permitted values 8-12 seconds or 30-300 seconds in 30-second increments)
Last edited by droidhacker; 20th August 2012 at 08:56 PM.