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Totlally ignorant concerning NAS enclosures
10-30-2011, 08:45 PM
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Totlally ignorant concerning NAS enclosures
Hi,

Sorry in advance if this is totally a newbie question about NAS enclosures, but do any of these enclosures go to sleep if not being accessed? For instance, if my PCH is off, will the network drives go to sleep...and awake when I turn on my PCH? For that matter, do they work that way with any PC connected to the network. I have no experience with these things.

As you can see in my sig, I'm using a Mediasonic 4-bay USB enclosure and it works perfectly (sleep/awake) when connected directly attached to my PCH. Since I've got my PCH working well, I'm thinking about getting a couple more of them. But I don't relish the idea of having my movie drives running 24/7. Thanks for any advice. Peace, BJMoose

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10-30-2011, 09:32 PM
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RE: Totlally ignorant concerning NAS enclosures
I'm sure someone will chime in with a more pertinent answer, but most of the NAS's as opposed to DAS (Direct Attached Storage) do have a sleep mode that will spin drives down when not in use.

However, what I've found with my NAS is that I use it for a lot more stuff now (Web Site, backups, etc) which can prevent the drives from spinning down

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10-30-2011, 11:02 PM
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I have a Synology NAS and the HDD's go into hibernate when its not being accessed.

You do have to think about what you want to run from your NAS though, if you have a torrent downloading app then it will be on 24/7 unless you schedule it.

Done a WIKI Synology NAS guide:-
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/i..._NAS_setup

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10-31-2011, 03:31 AM
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Hey Omertron and Chris,

Thanks for your replies. For right now, this would only be to stream music, video and photos from one location to PCH's in different rooms. I've been looking at the Synology DS411+II and I like the fact that it offers such a variety of raid choices along with basic and JBOD.

Chris, I will be using your tutorial to get things set up. Peace, BJMoose

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10-31-2011, 10:27 AM
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I have a DS411j and are very happy with it. It hibernates the internal drive as well as an attached external USB. It can just take about a minute at the most for them to spin up when you turn on your pch.

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