| | Re: Trying to reduce power use and fan noise on HP ProLiant ML115 G5
Somewhere on teh intarwebs Synapse Syndrome wrote:
> I also have noticed that the hard drives on this machine never spin
> down, like they did on the old PIII-800 machine that it replaces. Is
> this because it is a specialised server? Is there anyway that I can
> get drives to spin down when not in use? There are no options for
> this in the BIOS setup.
Hard drives that are 'polled' by any hardware monitoring software (SpeedFan,
Hard Disk Sentinel, MotherboardMonitor [if set to read HDDs] etc. etc. etc.)
will not spin down as they're never 'idle' for long enough.
"Build a man a fire, and he`ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and
he`ll be warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchett, Jingo