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Distribution: Red Hat (8.0, RHEL5,6), CentOS, SuSE (10.x, 11.x, 12.2, 13.2), Solaris (8-10), Tru64, MacOS, Raspian
Originally posted by Electro Go into your BIOS and set your drives to never shut off.
Or... if you don't want to disable this power saving feature when you're running windows, you could always have root run a cron job every couple of minutes to touch a file on each disk. That'll prevent the system from believing them to be idle and spinning them down. (Cheap and ver-r-ry dirty :-) )