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Am I the only one who is seeing this?


I have a Replay 4080 and 4504 as well as a PC running DVArchive 2.0a, and both ReplayTVs are set "ENABLE DISK SPINDOWN" in the clawfoot...


Yet, on the 4504 (in the bedroom), the unit will spin down and then 2-3 mins later spin back up and not spin back down. It's not set to record anything, so I know it's not that....


So, am I the only one?


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Probably, since most of us prefer to keep them spinning...
 

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I have noticed the same thing, only not as bad as yours. I assume that like myself, you must have found the spinning disk too loud for the bedroom. Mine will spin down, and more often than not, it will stay down until I turn it on (or access it from my other unit). But often, I will come to bed, and find the unit off, but the disk spinning. I will hit the power button, wait for the power light to stop blinking, and hit the power button again to turn it off and it will spin down again. And this is always early enough that it should not be doing it's nightly update.


I have no solution for you, but atleast you know you're not the only one.

BTW, the unit is a 4040.


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Well, for me it happens at 10pm-1am, so I know it's not the nightly updates. What I'm wondering is, could it be related to having the multiple ReplayTVs on the house network, and if I disconnected the network, would the lone Replay still keep spinning...


I'll try it tonight and post.


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The thing about spindown is that the Replay needs to spin up the drive/drives fairly often to check the guide, it's been a while but I remember that it was like :42 after the hour at a minimum. Dual drive units were problematic with this activity, sometimes wiping out all stored shows. Always spinning is safer and at least a constant noise vs hearing cycling.
 

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Spindown doesn't work on 4Ks and later. On the Showstopper the drive spins up every 15 minutes I believe.
 

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What Rojo describes is similar to what I have seen on my 4000. I only tried it out for a while on the bedroom unit for sound reasons. Try this test. Only enable spindown on one unit.
 

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It it is spinning up every 15 minutes, then that would be bad. The drive will last longer when it runs all of the time or none of the time, but spinning up all the time is the worst possible thing.
 

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Okay, now this is odd...


I took GadgetGuy's suggestion and set the other replay downstairs to not spin-down, and the replay upstairs seems to stay spun down more often.


So, is there something in the logic that is broadcasting a spun down message? (Note: I sniffed for some difference and didn't see anything out of the ordinary, so I'm kidding, but I'm still stumped over the blissful silence.)


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Originally posted by sck_nogas
Okay, now this is odd...


I took GadgetGuy's suggestion and set the other replay downstairs to not spin-down, and the replay upstairs seems to stay spun down more often.


So, is there something in the logic that is broadcasting a spun down message? (Note: I sniffed for some difference and didn't see anything out of the ordinary, so I'm kidding, but I'm still stumped over the blissful silence.)


Scott :)


I am not telling why I think this works :p


I don't think you will find any difference in the traffic but what you will see is a difference (spinning up) in a the way the machines react to the SAME traffic.
 
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