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I have a 5040 unit. I know the power button only turns off the blue light and video ports. However the hard drive still runs.


Is there anyway to have it completely power down?


With perhaps a programmable remote?


I don't see any reason why the drive should always run.



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On a 5k series the only way to have the drive sleep is if your drive

supports power management and you can find a utility to set the

spindown.


Replay will probably spin the drive up once an hour so you may find

the spinup/down cycle more annoying.


The factory drive is very quiet so most people don't even notice

the drive spinning. The fan, on the other hand is quite noticeable.
 

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Pulling the power plug out of the outlet should work, but it probably won't have the results you are looking for...


[ducking]
 

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There's acutally a configuration value in the replay 5k to spindown the drive.


OFF


Now if the CFP enables this, I can't say, but if I remember you can do it. It's just that the replay would take 3 minutes to startup. Maybe not 3 minutes, but it would be slow. And this might screw up your recording start times.



Another note: the power "off" also turns off the encoding of the live feed, this is an advantage because the encoder isn't running and encoded video isn't getting saved to the disk. This is more important than the video out disabled. Personally... I'd like them to turn off the TOS-Link jack when powered "off"
 

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Originally posted by Jeff D
There's acutally a configuration value in the replay 5k to spindown the drive.


OFF


Now if the CFP enables this, I can't say, but if I remember you can do it. It's just that the replay would take 3 minutes to startup. Maybe not 3 minutes, but it would be slow. And this might screw up your recording start times.
It's been confirmed to do nothing on 5ks. It worked on the older units.

You can enter it and it'll accept it, but it just doesn't do anything.


If someone truly wants the drive to spindown, it needs to be done on the

HD assuming it supports that feature.
 

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See the thread mentioned above...
 
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