[vdr] HDD spin down and VDR
egalus at gmx.de
Mon Oct 17 15:35:12 CEST 2005
Matthias Fechner wrote:
>i will enable the power saving of my harddisk.
>I have a VDR system with 2xFF card and 4 Harddisks.
>Now i'm not sure, if this is a good idea and hwoto do it.
>I have enable this powersaving, has it any disadvantage to the
>livetime of the harddisk?
If you use desktop harddrives it is not recommended to cycle them too often.
>Should i enable the powersaving or better the spin down in the BIOS or
>can i do it on my linux system?
You can enable it with hdparm.
>What is the behaviour of VDR if a recording is starting and the HDD is
>not running? Will VDR send a startsignal to the harddisk early enough?
Sorry, no idea about that cause my recording hdd is also my system hdd
which I never suspend (as you need to do many things to teach linux not
to write to hdd every few minutes). I only "suspend" my other hdds in my
vdr server (as these are hdds for mp3s, documents and so on which are
not needed most time of the day).
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