[ubuntu-studio-devel] PS: Green hard disk drives

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Aug 13 12:47:57 UTC 2015

On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:24:19 +0200, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
>Without reading very closely, do you know about this? I had this
>problem with two of my older WD drives.

Yes, but the time when the drive goes to sleep for my drive by default
is set to 30 minutes. I want that my drive spins down and goes to sleep.

I'm aware about broken software that wakes up green drives, that's why
I don't use it, if the coders aren't interested in fixing their bugs.

Some software provides even mounting by mouse click without waking up
drives, so there's absolutely no valid reason, that any kind of
monitoring needs to wake up drives. Even not for those who don't want
to mount by CLI.

A lxpanel/libfm coder fixed the bug after I reported it.


For my minimalist Wily server install there already is some of that
broken software installed, but I don't know what it is and I unlikely
installed or enabled it.

For my Arch Linux install I don't run into this issue and  don't use
any kind of workaround to manipulate my drive, while the culprit is
broken Linux software ;). I simply avoid usage of buggy software :).

[weremouse at moonstudio ~]$ cat /mnt/archlinux/etc/systemd/system/lcc_fix.service
cat: /mnt/archlinux/etc/systemd/system/lcc_fix.service: No such file or directory


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