TS-453B - Harddrives spin up at random

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TS-453B - Harddrives spin up at random

Post by Pebbel » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:41 pm

I have a Qnap TS-453B with two 8TB WD RED 5400rpm drives in RAID 1, for easy expand in future with RAID 5.

Issue I have is that the hard drives spin up for no reason. Have disabled as much features as possible and only SAMBA and web enabled, but still the drives spin up couple of times per day, stays spinning for an hour or so and then spin down. Hour later or two they spin up again. This also happens when the unit isnt connected to any network so their isnt anything on the network that makes the drives spin up. Have updated QTS a couple of times but same problem with all versions.

Have searched but not found a log to see what happens. A log that shows what happens in the unit, when drives spin up and down, that programs try to access the drives.

Is there a log where shows this?

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Re: TS-453B - Harddrives spin up at random

Post by eduytito » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:30 am

If you have a storage or RAID set, the synchronization of them makes them never stop for this very reason, they must be paired. That is the logic that I deduce.
16gb ram Crucial CT2KIT102464BF160B
4x HDD WD RED 10tb RAID 5
Firmware: TS-X53B_20200817- (old firmware TS-X53B_20190919-

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