| | Re: Trying to reduce power use and fan noise on HP ProLiant ML115 G5
Somewhere on teh intarwebs Rob Morley wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 21:13:28 +1300
> "~misfit~" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> That's daft - why do they need to be spinning in order to read from a
> few data registers?
Ask Bill Gates, not me. Monitoring software polling a HDD is consdered to be
'drive access' and re-sets the (Windows) timer to spin-down.
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