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WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:53 pm
by westover
Just wondering if anyone has one of these connected to their NAS and can confirm whether it's spins down or not when inactive

TIA
Peter

Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:15 pm
by dolbyman
needs to be configured with the manufacturer tools first

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

Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:49 pm
by westover
Does that mean that by deafult there is no spindown or does this utilty just adjust the default timing delay

Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:54 am
by dolbyman
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

Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:31 pm
by westover
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 :)

Re: WD Elements 25A2 1tb Spin Down ?

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:14 pm
by dolbyman
as long as the remote access is done via vpn