Hard disk standby time not working?
I've tried to use the Hard disk standby time setting, changing it to 60, only to find out it didnt work on my system (old SATA disk on a Nvidia MCP73 SATA controller running in AHCI mode): it made the HDD spin down and spin up continuosly. I managed to set it back to disabled (0 value) but even with that setting I still hear the disk spinning down every now and then…
Is this HDD standby feature controlled by ataidle? How exactly? Where is its config kept?
This is the output of ataidle:
Model: ST3250310AS Serial: 5RY10GCQ Firmware Rev: 3.AAC ATA revision: ATA-7 LBA 48: yes Geometry: 16383 cyls, 16 heads, 63 spt Capacity: 232GB SMART Supported: yes SMART Enabled: no Write Cache Supported: yes Write Cache Enabled: yes APM Supported: no AAM Supported: no
When I do ataidle -P 0 /dev/ada0 I get: ataidle: the device does not support advanced power management
The GUI values for HDD spin down are minutes? They look more like 0-255 ATA APM values…
P.S.: I have powerd enabled, in hiadaptive mode, does it affect HDD spin down?