Because? Because of? Because of what? Because of what necessary unavoidable WINS activity caused by bad MS boy Mr.B.Gates & Co.? Is that WINS authors flaw? If so I'll write them a letterP3R wrote:WINS is known to keep the disks spinning
QNAP simply tries to be conservative I believe. I do have a lot cheaper WD MyNet Central HDD router which properly spins-down its 2,5'' HDD and switches-off device cooling fan when cooling is not necessary (in spite of router device activities).the manufacturer of your NAS disagrees with you.
You are wrong at this point to some extend: while TS-269L stands-by its HDDs, NAS is no longer visible by my Smart TV as a [network, DLNA] source. So this is not only its HDDs spinned-down.As I said the NAS is still fully active and not in a standby mode. It's only the disks that are spun down, aka being in "disk standby mode".
There is a sleep-mode in TS-269L Atom-based NAS.On newer NAS models there's also a "sleep mode" in addition to the "disk standby mode". As I don't have any NAS supporting that mode I don't really know what it is but maybe the fan stops spinning there?
AFAIK the only way to put TS-269L asleep is to use remote station (computer) and send a QFinder Pro sleep command.
I believe a lot of QNAP end users would welcome sleep mode from one of the device's front-buttons as well.