James Posted June 14, 2013 Share Posted June 14, 2013 I am trying to get a better understanding of the hard drive spindown/standby options in Scanner. My situation: 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. Tardas-Zib 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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