Category: spindown

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Spindown SAS disks

So, in my previous article, I was struggling to get a new SAS disk to spin up.  Now that I have that working, I want to get it to go into standby (spindown) when...

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Spin Down Idle Hard Disks

My home server uses mdadm software RAID for my media share. The array is made up of ten disks, so it only seemed natural to spin them down to save power when our family wasn’t home. Powering them off when they aren’t in use should also reduce the case temperature, hopefully increasing the lifetime of the hard disks.