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Re: Hard disks auto-spinning-down

On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 07:44:48PM +0200, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> On Ma, 01 oct 19, 15:49:57, Alex Mestiashvili wrote:
> > 
> > You may want to try hd-idle, it is not yet available in stable, but one
> > can install it from testing (it is not advisable in general, but the
> > divergence between buster and testing is not that big right now)
> > wget it from
> > http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/h/hd-idle/hd-idle_1.05+ds-2_amd64.deb
> > or any other Debian mirror and edit /etc/default/hd-idle in order to
> > start the daemon.
> > See man hd-idle for the details.
> One could also write to debian-backports, CC: the maintainer and ask 
> nicely for a backport ;)
Thanks for all this help, guys. Does anyone have any thoughts on why one 
generation of an external disk cage wouldn't require this and just spun 
down the disks automatically when idle, but the new one does require 
incantations to do so? Bearing in mind that a Mac-using friend of mine 
reports the same (new) model of cage does spin down the disks when 
connected to a Mac without him having to have made any settings, so the 
cage isn't against spinning down the disks or anything weird... There's 
no reference at all to spinning down the disks in the cage's manual, but 
there wasn't in the old generation's manual either.



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