LSI 9271 - Spin down disks

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  1. SaTiGrrrr

    SaTiGrrrr New Member

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    Hi,

    i bought a used LSI 9271 Raid Controller several weeks ago. So far im very happy with my purchase, but last week i noticed that it doesn't spin down my drives when they are not in use.

    I'm running a Windows Server 2016 on a Supermicro X10SDV-4C TLN4F with 3x 6TB WD Reds in a Raid5.

    So is there a way to get this working? I have read some stuff about that it's possible with a linux program? If not is there a good Raid Controller which supports it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Shonk

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  3. SaTiGrrrr

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    Hey,
    sorry for my late answer. I found your thread before but the drives just don't go to sleep with these settings. I have attached a powermeter to my server and can see when the drives are switching to idle. But they don't spin down :/
    Any more ideas?
     
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  4. Shonk

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    your doing it via the registry and not via my reg files yes?
    as your id's may be slightly different to mine

    e.g. i have two identical systems
    but one has a slightly different id in windows for some reason
    they are the exact same LSI 9207-4i4e's with the exact same firmware on them

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0087&SUBSYS_30301000&REV_05\4&3729ec9a&0&0008\Device Parameters\StorPort]
    "EnableIdlePowerManagement"=dword:00000001
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0087&SUBSYS_30301000&REV_05\4&3729ec9a&1&0008\Device Parameters\StorPort]
    "EnableIdlePowerManagement"=dword:00000001
    
    see the
    4&3729ec9a&0&0008
    4&3729ec9a&1&0008

    also it may be that you have set it correct and an app is preventing sleep
    HP ProLiant Agentless Management on my Microserver if the service is running keeps probing my drives and prevents sleep
    Stablebit scanner = same
    Stablebit drivepool = same

    now it used to be that drivepool worked fine with spindown
    but i had it installed the other week and i could clearly see every drive was being accessed
    in my 4 bay sas enclosure every 45 seconds or so by the access lights the lights would blink once for a microseond every 45 seconds or so e.g. it was so quick the light barley lit up and it was all 4 drives at the exact same time, uninstalled drivepool and didnt do it anymore.
     
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  5. Shonk

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    good chat
     
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  6. MicheleM79

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    Hey Shonk,
    really thanks for your guide on the other site.
    A question: what if the server is running on Ubuntu? Do you think there's something
    similar to do?

    Thanks in advance,
    Michele
     
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