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HDD Spindown Timer

HDD Spindown Timer 1.2

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ngandrass submitted a new resource:

HDD Spindown Timer - Monitors drive I/O and forces HDD spindown after a given idle period. Resistant to S.M.A.R.T. reads.

Disk spindown has always been an issue for various FreeNAS users. This script utilizes iostat to detect I/O operations (reads, writes) on each disk. If a disk didn't receive reads or writes for a given period of time it is considered idle and gets spun down.

This excludes periodic reads of S.M.A.R.T. data performed by the smartctl service which therefore enables users to have S.M.A.R.T. reporting turned on while still being able to...
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