How to prevent HDD spin-down.

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Mar 6 07:35:21 UTC 2018

El día Tuesday, March 06, 2018 a las 07:30:59AM +0100, Johan Hendriks escribió:

> Op 06/03/2018 om 03:37 schreef J.B.:
> > Hey. I purchased a new WD laptop hard disk drive, but it keeps
> > spinning down and parking its heads after 25 seconds of inactivity.
> > How can I disable that feature or extend the timeout to something less
> > idiotic? I checked the BIOS, but there's no setting for it. I booted
> > into a Linux (Debian-based) OS duel-booting on the same disk, and the
> > disk doesn't spin down, so either Linux is doing something to override
> > that feature, or FreeBSD is doing something to enable it (possibly a
> > package I installed). Thanks.
> > _______________________________________________

You might want to check sysutils/ataidle and see if this helps.

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