Best kind of hard drive for heavy use?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Wed Sep 14 15:59:54 UTC 2016

On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:33:27 +0100, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> I don't use gvfs, smartd and similar software
>> that touches the drives and enforce a spin up, directly after the
>> drives goes asleep.  
>Are you saying that smartd does that when it's only monitoring? And do
>you mean all drives, or just the one the OS is on?

Not tested on FreeBSD, but on Linux just launching smartd wakes up my
WD green drive, as soon as it is connected by USB, even if it isn't


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