How to prevent HDD spin-down.
non.euc.geo.1854 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 18:33:23 UTC 2018
On 03/06/2018 01:31 PM, freebsd at fongaboo.com wrote:
> You didn't mention the line of WD drive, but I was offered this
> solution when trying to use a Caviar Green in my FreeNAS:
> I haven't tried it myself yet but I wonder if it would apply to your
> situation. Unfortunately it's not a BSD-based solution and would
> require you to remove the drive and connect it directly to a
> DOS/Windows machine.
> I've also told that it needs to be a direct bus connection, and using
> things like a USB-to-ATA adapter would prevent the S.M.A.R.T. commands
> from being sent to the firmware of the drive.
Thanks for the suggestion. My new HDD is a WD Black, so I was surprised
to see it spinning down down frequently. I'd heard about the Caviar
Green drive issues before, so avoided purchasing one. Good to know there
are so many potential work-arounds for their issues, though.
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