WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Discussion about hard drive spin down (standby) feature of NAS.
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westover
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WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Post by westover » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:53 pm

Just wondering if anyone has one of these connected to their NAS and can confirm whether it's spins down or not when inactive

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Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Post by dolbyman » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:15 pm

needs to be configured with the manufacturer tools first

connect to.a windows or mac computer and set the spindown timeout

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Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Post by westover » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:49 pm

Does that mean that by deafult there is no spindown or does this utilty just adjust the default timing delay
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Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Post by dolbyman » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:54 am

the utility activates a timer on the usb to sata controller..when no data request in x amount of seconds, the disk goes into standby .. nothing for the nas to do

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Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Post by westover » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:31 pm

Thanks, I access the NAS remotely so won't be able to do this for some time, hence the question about a default timing
So rather than have the prospect of this 2.5" possibly spinning 24/7 I will get the office to buy two 256gb USB 3 pen drives,
512gb are currently too pricey,well the genuine ones are :)
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Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Post by dolbyman » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:14 pm

as long as the remote access is done via vpn

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