Harddrive always spinning



  • hi

    is there a way to get the harddrive to spindown, it seems like its Always upp and spinning, and i Think that it will shorten the Life span

    or is it possible to install pfsense on a usbstick instead?


  • Netgate Administrator

    @tjabas:

    or is it possible to install pfsense on a usbstick instead?

    Yes. Use one of the NanoBSD images.

    Steve



  • Thank you, do i get The same perfomance of a usb stick compared to a harddrive?
    Do i need to take the harddrive out,or will it stop to spin if i use a usb stick instead?


  • Netgate Administrator

    In the nanobsd images everything runs from ram almost all the time. General performance is good but flash media is slow so bootup is usually slower. Some packages cannot be installed in Nano because they require continuous write access to the file system which may damage the flash.
    The hard drives will likely continue to spin. Even if they don't it would be better to remove them.

    Steve


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