I haven’t been used to orrdinary spun HDs for years now, but I decided for one in my NextBox, thinking I’d add more storage around by myself. So I rediscovered HD vibration and even little clicks that I long had forgotten.
I have a mild worry, though : this HD never stops spinning.
I know Linux itself regularly writes to logs etc. but still, I somehow expected a kind of timeout that’d sleep it, all the more as some key Linux components 'maybe the most ‘talkative’ ons?) stay on the small disk on the Raspberry.
But I also know that too many spinups will wear the disk too.
So, just a quick question : is this ‘permanent spin’ behavior normal? anything I can do to alleviate it? (maybe adding external storage?)