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by ezechiel1917
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 76683

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

Recently I made a fresh system install and found out that one drive was resuming from suspend regularly just because of low disk space. Now all inactive drives are correctly suspended by Windows power management unless they are accessed to. Already got few exceptions when drive were woken up by sche...
by ezechiel1917
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 76683

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

Windows Server 2008 and 2012 were never designed to save power. What i do not understand is the fact that you WANT your HDDs to spin down. In dependance on how many times the HDDs will have to be powered up and need a small power consumption peak to do so vs. running constantly at a given power con...
by ezechiel1917
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 76683

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

Good for you. Wish I could do that... Something is still accessing my drives and I'm unable to do anything with it more than identifying that NTFS metadata are being accessed for some reason. I don't have any smart sw (unless it is integrated in Intel RST SATA driver by default...) disabled defrag/w...
by ezechiel1917
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 76683

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

I hate Windows power management, this used to work when I initially tested it, however I'm using Ubuntu for samba server where spin down actually works like it's supposed to. When I played again with Windows last week drives were randomly spinning up even though they were offline in disk management....
by ezechiel1917
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 76683

Re: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows

I don't see the point to begin with. Isn't Windows own power management sufficient, spinning down idle hard drives after some configurable number of minutes? Not really, windows power management is pretty disappointing, random drive spin ups (MFT/ tracking.log) and to mention installers and similar...
by ezechiel1917
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342231

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

Dell U2412M, very faint hum from back of the top left. Can be heard only with ear next to it, 10cm away and it's gone. Very silent display at all brightness levels. I'm very happy with this display. :)