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by junior466
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Spin down external hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 8781

Re: Spin down external hard drive

So it appears that my drive doesn't support testing. Here's the output of sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda2 === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Vendor: SAMSUNG Product: HD103SI Revision: User Capacity: 1,000,204,886,016 bytes [1.00 TB] Logical block size: 512 bytes Device type: disk Local Time is: Tue Jul...
by junior466
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Spin down external hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 8781

Re: Spin down external hard drive

Excellent! Thank you so much for your help!
by junior466
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Spin down external hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 8781

Re: Spin down external hard drive

That makes a lot of sense. I think I wil just leave it be and make sure I have a backup but you are right, keeping it spinning definetely makes more sense. What would be the best way to test this drive for errors? Is it possible to get it done in the pi itself? I use OSX as my daily computer so I ma...
by junior466
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Spin down external hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 8781

Re: Spin down external hard drive

Subject: Spin down external hard drive epoch1970 wrote: Hdparm is slowly falling into obsolescence. Of the modern USB drives I've used with a Pi, none were supported by hdparm. But they would spin down by themselves when not in use. The best way IMHO to tell a modern drive it is no longer in use is ...
by junior466
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Spin down external hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 8781

Spin down external hard drive

Greetings! I have a 1TB external drive plugged into my pi and tried installing hdparm to get it to spin down when not in use but I believe "write cache is not possible for the drive". I was following a guide here https://www.htpcguides.com/spin-down-and-manage-hard-drive-power-on-raspberry-pi/ Any s...
by junior466
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting my IP camera to record to attached USB drive
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Setting my IP camera to record to attached USB drive

Ah, now it makes sense! I should obviously back up whatever is in the drive prior to that last command?

Thank you very much!
by junior466
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting my IP camera to record to attached USB drive
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Setting my IP camera to record to attached USB drive

The camera is NOT connected to rpi. It is a network camera connected to my router. It records its files through FTP by creating multiple folders with the date and time of event (when it detects motion). Let me try again, I apologize for not being clear. This is my IP camera setup page for saving eve...
by junior466
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting my IP camera to record to attached USB drive
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Setting my IP camera to record to attached USB drive

Greetings! I have an IP camera that I want to have it record to the external USB drive that is attached to the Pi. The camera can record through FTP so I believe the first step would be to set the Pi as a FTP server. I followed the instructions under the help section but when it comes time to give t...

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