Using a Dedicated HDD for Downloads


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Hi guys, I just wanted your opinions if it would be worth it to use a single separate HDD for downloads/temporary storage? I'm not sure how much wear torrents and usenet downloads will do to my 4 x 3TB SHR array (i.e. preventing spin down and sleep of the drives).

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Hi,

 

I have tried to do exactly that but it does look like Synology's SHR system does not allow 1 drive to be woken up independently. I did the same on an UNRAID setup (JBOD system) without any issue. It looks like any access on Synology wakes up all volumes regardless of the one that is accessed

If anybody found a way around this I'll be happy to be told otherwise!

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