HDD won't spin down

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    • HDD won't spin down

      I'm very new to OMV - barely a day old - and I was able to setup my HDD and file shares, install a DLNA service etc. OMV for now is installed on an Raspberry Pi 2. The HDD is connected to the RPi Model B. I've setup my SMB/CIFS file shares and they are accessed from my Windows and Mac machines. I've observed that the HDD does not spin down if its not being accessed. It stays ON all the time. Under Physical Drives I have set the power usage to be minimum with spindown but it does not look like its happening. Any suggestions on how I can get the HDD to spin down?
    • macom wrote:

      Search the forum for hd-idle.
      For some reason hdparm, which is used by default, does not work always.
      I tried running hdparm with this to manually set a sleep time of 10 minutes.

      Source Code

      1. sudo hdparm -S 120 /dev/sdb1

      And I got this error:

      Source Code

      1. /dev/sdb1:
      2. setting standby to 120 (10 minutes)
      3. SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 01 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 00 1d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
      When I used the -C flag I get the same error.