You might want to check the transfer speed once you enabled the spindown settings. In my case (WD Elements) the writing speed dropped from 80/90 MB/s to 3/4 MB/s for some reasons.
After I while I found out that it was one of the SMART services (even if I did not enabled them) that was keeping my external HDD awake. Once disabled (I did not need it) the HDD went to sleep/spindown without setting anything in OMV. I also did not need hd-idle.
Have you tried running the packages upgrade from the web-ui and then setting the static ip?
If setting the static ip from the web-ui crashes the system you can also try setting a static ip from the console.
Today I notice that the hdd was spinning down so I double check the status of the [smartmontools] and I noticed that the system reported [Active: failed] (it failed the device scan);
After I rebooted the system the service was active so I decided to stop it (I saw that the external hdd was added to the 'monitor' list even if I did not enabled the SMART feature in the webui).
I'll now double check if the hdd spin down properly.
@Rd65 thanks for your support.
From what I read in the forum other people had the same/similar issue. Unfortunately the hd-idle solution does not seem to be working properly for me.
I wonder if there is a way to log access to the usb disk to verify if a process/client is accessing the hdd preventing the spindonwn.
thanks for your reply. It looks like hdparm does not support my external hdd. When I execute it in the shell I get the 'bad/missing sense data'.
Also the smart query returns that my disk does not support write cache;
The strange thing is; when I get a fresh installation of OMV for a couple of hours (maybe a day) the hdd seems to spin down properly without setting anything in open media vault,
then it keeps constantly spinning even when nothing is using it.
I just have a shared SMB folder on it and I disabled all the services including SSH.
But even when no one is accessing samba the disk does not spin down.
I also tried hd-idle with the same result (well at least hd-idle does not affect performance).
Problem is back again. After a couple of days the external drive was not spinning down so I enabled the following settings in Storage > Disks
Advanced power management: 127 Intermediate power usage in standby;
Automatic acoustic management: Disabled
Spindown time: 10 minutes
Write cache: disabled
Now I get
I reset all the parameters to the default ones but still the same results;
Is there any way to reset the HDD settings to the default ones?
I just installed OMV 4 on my rock64-2GB. I downloaded the image from https://sourceforge.net/projec…ngle%20Board%20Computers/
The system seems to be stable but the usb3 speed connection seems to be very slow.
I'm currently using a usb3 WD Elements XFS formatted;
Here are some console outputs:
I tested the same drive with my laptop and I was able to get at least 80MB/s. Also with OMV on the RPi it was a lot faster.
The maximum I can achieve with the Rock64 is 3.8MB/s
Connecting the hdd to the usb2 ports I get 3.7MB/s
I tried searching the forum but I could not find a solution for my issue (most of the time the issue seemed to be network related)
Please let me know if you need more debug info.