Need to disable HDD spin down when unable external SWAP?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Florid, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Florid

    Florid Serious Server Member

    A curious question. When I create SWAP partition on external removable hard drive, and active Swap, do I have to disable HDD auto spin down when idle?
    Will the spin down function cause swap not reachable and memory conflict?

    Edit: typo in subject, forgive me typing it on iPad. should be 'enable external swap'.
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    No, idle means idle - it's at the block level, not the filesystem level. You probably won't spin down much, but it is what it is.

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