Automatic Shutdown NSLU2 --> how to put hdd to standby?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by KalleGrabowski, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. KalleGrabowski

    KalleGrabowski Network Guru Member


    last weekend I got my nslu2, and apart from the speed (not too fast), I am quite satiesfied. One thing though is that I do not need it to run 247. So I am planning to shut it down at night. I have seen the options for shutdown and restart in the admin's tab, but this only shuts down the nslu2 itself, not the attached usb2.0 drives, which keep running, leading to heat and noise emission and probably a shorter lifetime.

    So is there any way I can shut down the Hdd as well (or put them in standby)?

    I am helpful for any hints!
  2. XaN-II

    XaN-II Network Guru Member

    You cant, but that would be cool tho. 8)
  3. KalleGrabowski

    KalleGrabowski Network Guru Member

    This is how I solved this one:

    I put a clock timer between the power supply of my hdd and the external disc.

    Now a couple of minutes after the nslus2 shuts down each night, the hdds shut down as well (e.g. the power for them dies)... next morning the power comes back, the hdds wake up again, all I have to do is power on the nslu2 manually every morning, but this is the best way I found so far...

    I hope switching the external hdd on and off with a clock timer doesn't do them any harm?!
  4. MisterX

    MisterX Network Guru Member

    Re: Automatic Shutdown NSLU2 --> how to put hdd to standb

    Does anyone managed to restart the NLSU by the auto-restart option??
    How does it power up when its in the off state?? :?:

    MisterX 8)
  5. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    There is a hardware hack to overcome the power off feature and force the unit to stay on but I don't think that will solve your problem entirely. Have a look at for answers to common questions.
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