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How efficient is Windows Home Server with the HDDs? RRS feed

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    Let's say I have a 2Tb spread over 6 HDDs, will the Windows Home Server keep all 6 HDDs spinning 24/7. Or, is it smart enough to shut down the drive when not being used?
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 6:39 PM

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  • The western digital My Book usb hard disks power down idependently after 10 mins if not being used regardless of the OS.  They seem to work fine in my server.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:34 PM

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  • The easiest option is to set the Power options through the Control Panel.

    Each of the servers I've built, there wasn't any default power options set to power down the disks and had to be done manually.

     

    HTH

     

    Colin 

    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 7:21 PM
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    So, it's either all HHDs on or all HDDs off, OK. Today I manage this with external USB HDDs and I manually power them on and off as needed. And, what you are saying is that with Windows Home Server I would still need to do the same, if I wish to manage (reduce) the HDD spin time, correct?
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 9:38 PM
  • The western digital My Book usb hard disks power down idependently after 10 mins if not being used regardless of the OS.  They seem to work fine in my server.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:34 PM