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Location: Australia


Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 12:39am

HDD Spin-Down

HDD Spin-Down

Automated HDD spin down can easily be added to the OpenWRT port for the MBox.
This is achieved by using a common Linux utility called HDPARM.

Hdparm is included in the packages for the gemini targe (on the Open-Gemini Wiki site).

Grab it with the opkg: package manager via the LUCI interface or manually on the command line interface of SSH.

Manual way:
1) Update the pakages available.
root@NAS:/# opkg update

Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/packages.

2) Fetch and install hdparm
root@NAS:/# opkg install hdparm
Installing hdparm (9.37-1) to root...


3) Configure hdparm.
root@NAS:/# hdparm -S 240 /dev/sda

/dev/sda: is HDD1 and -S 240 sets the standby to 20 minutes.

Make sure you use capital "S" and for other standaby times just google on hdparm :) .