Is it safe to put harddisks

paulapattonppenMay 16, 2014

I have a home-fileserver with 6 desktop harddisks in a md-raid. The server isn't accessed a lot, so I think it would be good for the harddrives to go in standby-mode after some idle time (e.g. with the hdparm -S or hd-idle command).

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HQzTVK82MGP_7POG58WpIQN9bfYj3CVdS3zFgwJ9neY/preview/sheet?gid=0

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cLeTer-Be_QnVJi42UMxoN-VWGeVjmhIsWWHs3IldUk/preview/sheet?gid=0

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mNfLCkGzDpTJq2sRcb6GGv6b32HsqDJ8q0p3QNMEppg/preview/sheet?gid=0

Is this safe when using mdadm or could this cause errors/degraded harddisks?

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botanicalbill(9b SWFlorida)

Yes, I did the same with my file server. I set it for the disks to enter sleep after 20 min or so. If not they will spin almost nonstop and burn out in a few years.
By the way, you might want to find a computer form to post into.

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