Trying to get USB hard drive to spin down, am I doing something wrong?


New Member
Dec 21, 2022
I have a USB hard drive I use for periodic backups and though I only use it occasionally it has been spinning constantly since I added it a couple of weeks ago. I've been trying to configure it to spin down after 120sec but I can't seem to actually my settings to work properly.

Is there something I am misconfiguring below?


Added the following to my PVE "/etc/hdparm.conf" file


After a reboot I am still getting 254



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