Disks did not spindown

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dilis Offline
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I have install xbmcbuntu.
The HDs connected not spindown.
Using command "sudo hdparm -y /dev/sdc" the disk go to sleep.
When use "sudo hdparm -S 5 /dev/sdc" infrom me that will go to sleep after 25 sec nothing hapens.
Any ideas?
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dilis Offline
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Only I have the problem to auto sleep hard drives?
By default the disks auto sleep after some time of idle in xbmcbuntuConfused
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genka Offline
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I'd like to bring to this old topic back from the dead because I found no other info. I have a similar problem and the drives on my box never spindown by themselves.
I have 3 drives in my box- one is the root filesystem and two others are for media storage. I want to stop only the storage disks. I used all recommendation from the http://info4admins.com/tips-to-spindown-...r-ubuntu/. I also monitored drive activities with iotop, so I knew that the disks were not accessed. Still they stayed active. When forcing the standby state with hdparm -y the disks will comply and stay there, further conforming that they are not accessed. How can I make them to spindown after inactivity?
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I use http://hd-idle.sourceforge.net/
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genka Offline
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Thanks, but your solution is aimed on the external USB drives, mine are internal SATA.
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