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I have a linux system with 2 hard drives. One is my main OS/working drive, and the other is a backup drive. I want to manually turn off one of ...
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- 03-27-2007 #1
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- Jan 2007
Power down one hard drive
The best way of doing this seems to be with hdparm. hdparm has 2 switches to power down a drive: -y and -Y.
According to the man page, -y puts it in standby and -Y puts the drive in sleep mode. I tried using -Y but it didn't work.
My main goal is to increase the lifespan of the backup drive by keeping it powered off unless I need it. Any suggestions.