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Xbian setting external HDD to sleep

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:18 am
by Tom Lewis
Im currently running Xbian with all my media on an external HDD, Xbian makes my external HDD continuasly spin, even when its not in use, how do I sleep my external HDD when it's not in use?

Re: Xbian setting external HDD to sleep

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:52 pm
by Licaon_Kter
sudo apt-get laptop-mode-tools

Re: Xbian setting external HDD to sleep

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:28 pm
by Tom Lewis
Cool, any disadvantages?

Re: Xbian setting external HDD to sleep

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:31 pm
by Licaon_Kter
not that I know of, you won't have all the fancy powersaving options like a laptop has but it should help you with the hdd
although now that I think of it, external via USB might not be as easy to power down, so see this maybe: https://raw.github.com/liyan/suspend-us ... usb-device