[vdr] HDD spin down and VDR

Matthias Fechner idefix at fechner.net
Mon Oct 17 14:41:40 CEST 2005


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?

Should i enable the powersaving or better the spin down in the BIOS or
can i do it on my linux system?

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?

Thx for your answers.


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