Spin down question

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wackid

New Around Here
I have two usb drives mounted.

One for files and one for recording my ipcamera.

Is it normal that my file drive is not spinning down? Because of activity on the ipcamera drive.

Or is it because my ipcamera drive is on port one.?
 

wocram

Regular Contributor
I have two usb drives mounted.

One for files and one for recording my ipcamera.

Is it normal that my file drive is not spinning down? Because of activity on the ipcamera drive.

Or is it because my ipcamera drive is on port one.?
Most likely because of something is writing to the drive before the spin down kicks in.

Try if the behavior changes by setting "Memory Management: Regularly flush caches (default: Yes)" to "NO" under Tools > Other Settings > Advanced Tweaks and Hacks.

When your files drive is not used very regularly, I would spin it down (eject) manually (that is what I do with my attached files drive). This would prevent your files drive from spinning up/down to many times uncontrollably and wearing the dive's mechanism out.
 
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wackid

New Around Here
Most likely because of something is writing to the drive before the spin down kicks in.

Try if the behavior changes by setting "Memory Management: Regularly flush caches (default: Yes)" to "NO" under Tools > Other Settings > Advanced Tweaks and Hacks.

When your files drive is not used very regularly, I would spin it down (eject) manually (that is what I do with my attached files drive). This would prevent your files drive from spinning up/down to many times uncontrollably and wearing the dive's mechanism out.
Hi thanks for answering.

No nothing is writing to the files drive.

And I don't have that option flush cache.
It's an RT-AC66U
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
Do a search on the forums - there's a couple of other threads on similar topics - on some drives, the spin-down is governed by firmware on the USB to SATA (or IDE) controller board firmware...
 

wackid

New Around Here
Do a search on the forums - there's a couple of other threads on similar topics - on some drives, the spin-down is governed by firmware on the USB to SATA (or IDE) controller board firmware...
That's not the issue. The file disk was spinning down.
But now with my ipcamera disk it's not.

I assume both usb slots work independently for spinning down?
 

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