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HDD sleeping RRS feed

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  • Hi, i have set up a server with 1 single ide hdd as os and 3x160gb sata software RAID 0 with server 2012. My problem is that i always hear my hard drive spinning even if i set it to turn off after 10 mins. The HDD lights aren't flashing and i am wondering if it is the RAID problem. I think the OS drive can sleep because my server runs at 83w and when the hdd slept, it runs at 70w (with a power meter). 
    Monday, September 23, 2013 7:55 PM

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  • I think you are on the right track in regards to your RAID controller.  Check with the vendor to see if they allow power saving mode on their devices.

    .:|:.:|:. tim

    Monday, September 23, 2013 11:30 PM
  • sorry, but i used the windows software RAID
    Monday, September 23, 2013 11:35 PM
  • Hi,

    Please open Device Manager, find all your hard disks, go to Details tab and check Power data under Property.

    Please let us know the Power state mappings including s3 to s5.


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    Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:51 AM
  • all of my hard drives had the same power data

    Current power state:
    D0

    Power capabilities:
    00000009
    PDCAP_D0_SUPPORTED
    PDCAP_D3_SUPPORTED

    Power state mappings:
    S0 -> D0
    S1 -> D3
    S2 -> Unspecified
    S3 -> D3
    S4 -> D3
    S5 -> D3

    Saturday, November 9, 2013 2:21 PM