[Solved] Helium drive wont spin down


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As the title says... Not even if I try to manually spin it down.  It just refuses to spin down at all.  All other drivers are spinning down fine.  Anyone else have this issue?  Is this something specific to helium filled drives?  Thanks!

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1 minute ago, slikone27 said:

Is this something specific to helium filled drives?

Nope.  I have 7 helium filled drives in two servers and they all spin down just fine.  The fact that it is helium filled and others that spin down are not is likely coincidental.

 

You should post your diagnostics (Tools --> Diagnostics).  There is likely something else that is keeping the drive active.

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13 hours ago, Hoopster said:

Nope.  I have 7 helium filled drives in two servers and they all spin down just fine.  The fact that it is helium filled and others that spin down are not is likely coincidental.

 

You should post your diagnostics (Tools --> Diagnostics).  There is likely something else that is keeping the drive active.

Zip attached.  I don't see any settings that would keep it from spinning down.  It is Disk 10

 

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42 minutes ago, slikone27 said:

I don't see any settings that would keep it from spinning down.  It is Disk 10

Disk 10 is a SAS drive.  All your other HDDs are SATA drives.

 

Until recently, there were issues in unRAID with spinning down SAS drives.  Limetech made some changes that were supposed to resolve this in unRAID 6.9.0 but those changes introduced some other issues which were fixed in 6.9.1.  It is possible that in all this back and forth, there are again issues with SAS drives.

 

All of my drives are SATA so I cannot test it.  Perhaps you should first try the newly released version 6.9.2 and if the problem is still there, create a bug report about your SAS drive not spinning down.

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1 hour ago, slikone27 said:

It is Disk 10

You need to install the SAS Helper plugin to spin down SAS drives at this time.

 

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6 minutes ago, SimonF said:

You need to install the SAS Helper plugin to spin down SAS drives at this time.

Well, there you go.  Having no SAS drives, I did not even know that existed. 😁

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Thanks to both of you for the help!  I had it laying around and I didn't even realize it was a SAS drive lol.  I installed the SAS spindown plugin and it is spinning down now.  I am on 6.9.2 and the plugin is still needed :)

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