SCSI disks spinning down
derek at computinginnovations.com
Fri Aug 18 19:00:14 UTC 2006
There is a utility from the manufacturer to set the drives not to spin
down. They are spinning down to be quieter and make less heat.
At 01:13 PM 8/18/2006, FreeBSD Questions wrote:
>I have a server, running FBSD 5.4, that has six SCSI disks in it.
>It's primarily a fileserver for IT, and it's not access frequently,
>but it does get some use. Most of the time--any time it's been
>sitting for a while and not accessed recently--reading from the drive
>takes a few seconds. I presume this is because the drive has spun
>down due to it's idleness and the delay is because the drive is
>spinning up again when I access it. Is there a way to disable this?
>The drives are IBM Deskstar drives (DPSS-318350M), and I don't know if
>this feature is a feature in the SCSI subsystem somewhere on FBSD or a
>jumper setting on the drive or what. I'm not even sure I can turn it
>off so the drives don't spin down.
>Any ideas, anyone?
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