I am trying to get a better understanding of the hard drive spindown/standby options in Scanner.
I'm using the latest Betas of Scanner and DrivePool on Windows Server 2012 Essentials.
I have two data disks which I've added to a single pool.
In the Windows power options I have set the hard drive standby time to 30 minutes.
Here are my questions:
When I right click a drive in the drive list there is an option called "Put into Standby". If I click this then I hear the drive spindown and the text in the Power column (you need to add this column by right-clicking headings) changes to "Standby or Active". This text will not change back to "Active" until I restart the service, regardless of whether the drive has spun up again. Is this a bug? Should this text reflect the standby status of the drive?
If I select a drive and click "Disk control" at the bottom of the screen I find a couple of settings that mention standby, in particular "Standby timer", which has a semi-selected (grey) checkbox. How do these settings relate to the Windows power settings? Do I need to alter them?
My end goal is to have my drives go into standby after 30 minutes idle time.