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HDD spindown on R7800

DevilzSoul

New Around Here
I have a 4tb WD External Elements HDD (bought brand new a month ago) attached to USB port on R7800. My firmware is the Stock Netgear V1.0.2.62

My problem is that my HDD wont spindown and constantly make noise of read/write. I have looked through all the options of firmware but I cant seem to find anything that will allow me to put USB Device on standby or sleep mode.

is there anything I can do to resolve this (short of buying a SSD) - any other firmware that has this option built in.. will appreciate some input
 

Gallo

Occasional Visitor
hd-idle, sd-idle, sdparm, or hdparm. you're going to have to find a version thats compatible with your firmware or just install voxel's firmware, he's got it in his repo's
 

kamoj

Very Senior Member
The hd-idle is available in both Netgear and Voxel FW, so it's not a big thing to solve.

Log in to the router and run this once (to activate spindown for all disks after 30 minutes of inactivity):
Code:
grep "hd-idle" /etc/rc.local || /bin/sed -i 's#^exit 0#/etc/init.d/hd-idle start \&\nexit 0#' /etc/rc.local
/etc/init.d/hd-idle start
If a shorter time, e.g. 10 minutes is preferred, run these commands once:
Code:
sed -i 's/30/10/g' /etc/config/hd-idle
/etc/init.d/hd-idle restart
That should be all!

I have a 4tb WD External Elements HDD (bought brand new a month ago) attached to USB port on R7800. My firmware is the Stock Netgear V1.0.2.62

My problem is that my HDD wont spindown and constantly make noise of read/write. I have looked through all the options of firmware but I cant seem to find anything that will allow me to put USB Device on standby or sleep mode.

is there anything I can do to resolve this (short of buying a SSD) - any other firmware that has this option built in.. will appreciate some input
 

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