Disks spinning up and down RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a MediaSmart server with 4 SATA disks in them. They seem to CONSTANTLY spin up and down. Is there a way to not have them spin down? I checked Power Options, but they are not set to 'sleep'...

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 12:58 PM

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  • I doubt that the drives are spinning down in your MediaSmart Server. More likely you are hearing balancing passes start and end; I've noticed that I can hear the disk activity very faintly when a pass starts.
    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 3:28 PM
  • It REALLY sounds like spinning up and down to me, it isn't very "faint". Is there a way to find this out?

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 3:59 PM
  • Anyone?


    Thursday, January 10, 2008 7:29 AM
  • I assure you, the drives are not spinning down, unless you've configured them to do so yourself.

    "Faint" is relative. My MSS sits about 10' away from my desk, and there is no direct line of sight from here to there. When it was sitting right next to my relatively quiet workstation, it was probably about the same volume when the drives were being accessed.

    The HP MediaSmart Server has some hardware monitoring tools built in; do they show any problems?
    Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:02 PM