Drive Powerdown w/Jac2b??

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by pwest, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. pwest

    pwest Addicted to LI Member

    I am running Jac2b w/rsync and I have my NAS200 drives set to spin down after 30 mins, and for the fan to go off 20 mins after that. But, I don't think the drives ever spin down and the fan definitely stays on.

    Should this be working under Jac2? Might some process be running that's keeping the system up?

    Thanks for any ideas,
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    My disks/fans are set to 10 mins / 10 mins, but whenever I turn on my computer that has the NAS drives mapped, the disks start spinning and they don't stop until after I turn my computer off. I think Vista updates the amount of free disk space every once in a while when you have network disks mapped as drive letters, or something.

    There's not a lot I can do about it... The fan is just doing its job -- hopefully.

    You should keep an eye on the hard disk temperatures; if you take the back covers off and the disks are too hot to touch, turn the unit off for a while (it's okay to take the back covers off while the unit is running, just don't pull the harddisks out). I have a 500GB Seagate which generates so much heat that the original NAS200 fan couldn't keep it cool and it would stop working after a while. I had to drill holes in the side and dremel a slot on the inside of the box to replace the fan by a much bigger one (there's a picture elsewhere in this forum). I highly recommend Western Digital Caviar Green or other low-speed low-heat drives for use in the NAS200. My Caviar Green 1TB hardly even gets warm.

  3. jackito

    jackito LI Guru Member

    I also recommend Western Digital Caviar Green.
    I have a RAID-1 of 640GB with two of these and they are very silent and fresh.
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