[SOLVED] USB hard disk drive sleep mode

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  • 3. Dezember 2019 at 0:10 #47656


    I just mounted a 2TB usb HDD via SMB protocol and can access my files from VLC player which is great BUT the HDD is always on(running/disk is turning) which is completely unnecessary and also creates constant noise. The same HDD goes to automatic sleep mode when attached to laptop. So the request is enable the sleep mode for USB devices and wake them up on demand. Thanks a lot

    (Right now the only workaround seems to be to buy an SSD)

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  whatta.
    • This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  whatta.
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    6. Dezember 2019 at 12:17 #47693

    Hi whatta,

    The default sleep timer for HDDs with max2play should be 180 seconds. If the drive keeps spinning after that amount of time, let us know and try changing it according to the instructions in this thread.

    6. Dezember 2019 at 18:24 #47706


    thanks for the reply, the hhd was keep running for days. I will check the thread you linked and come back to you. Thanks

    7. Dezember 2019 at 11:22 #47712

    My hdd goes into sleep mode now. The only thing I did: turned off the desktop auto start feature of max2play. Thanks!

    11. Dezember 2019 at 13:16 #47744

    Hi whatta,

    Glad to hear you found a fix! 🙂

    2. Mai 2020 at 8:54 #48684

    Hi there. I have upgraded to RPi 4 (from 3) and same issue is happening. Usb hdd keeps spinning. “Auto start desktop” is unclicked. Please suggest. Thanks

    3. Mai 2020 at 9:31 #48687

    One more info. If I software shutdown Max2Play (from web interface), then the hdd goes into sleep mode. Best would be to add explicit configuration to this feature in the web interface. Sleep mode timeout In seconds/always on and immediate manual sleep mode. Thanks

    19. Mai 2020 at 14:41 #48809

    Hi whatta,

    Sorry for the late reply. I will ask our chief developer if he can integrate a fix for sleep mode into our beta image. If so, I will contact you again.

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