Do HDDs defacto spin down? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have 10 active HDDs on my WHS and another 10 on the shelf with backups. I'm considering getting a case with 20 swappable disks but am concerned with power and temp. Do disks really power down in a WHS environment? Automatically, or do I have to specify something somewhere?
    Saturday, May 1, 2010 5:24 PM

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  • I don't believe so. You may need to check your Power Options to see if that's enabled
    Monday, May 3, 2010 11:50 PM
  • By default, the HDDs do not spin down.
    Adjusting the power options is not supported. However, I have set my drives to power down after period of time.
    You could give it a try using the windows power options (log in locally or using remote desktop), but you should be aware that it's not supported.


    EDIT: forgot to mention that some addins will keep the drives spinning anyway.

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 6:42 AM