Is it ok to sleep internal harddrives in WHS? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a WHS installation with 4 harddrives in it and it works fine, but in order to save power I have set the harddrives to sleep after 45 minutes.

    Is that the right way to go?

    Is any other time interval more suitable?


    On top of my head I can think of one reason not to do it; frequent "balancing" and "chkdsk" will make the harddrives to power-down and power-up so frequently that it will, in the long run, damage them. Is that correct?


    Your input is appreciated on this topic...

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:23 PM