May 8 2011

HDD Spindown

One of the main aspect I evaluate while I choose new Hardware for my IT Infrastructure is the Power Consumption of devices.

After I decided to buy my first “HP Proliant Microserver”, I installed a 3 disks RAID 5 storage on it, to provide Shared Storage over multiple protocols over my SoHo Network.

I realized immediately I would like to Spindown HDDs while the Storage was not used for a while, this is the solution I found:
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