hard drive spin down - /etc/hdparm.conf
I am running a file server on my home network (nfs and samba). It has 2 drives, one for storage that is shared and one for the OS. The shares are not accessed all that frequently so I would like to be able to have the storage drive spin down whenever possible to preserve the life of the drive.
I found the /etc/hdparm.conf file. Would this be the best way to accomplish this? I heard it can be dangerous but idk why...
Also a passing thought... Will samba/nfs/something else be randomly accessing the drive all the time? I don't want it to constantly be spinning up and down, that would wear it out even faster.
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