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Is it safe to put harddisks

Posted by paulapattonppen none (My Page) on
Fri, May 16, 14 at 15:56

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).

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

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RE: Is it safe to put harddisks

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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