Right Now I'm using hdparm command in unix to shut down the hard disk but there are few issues with it.
- when it wakes back up it consumes lots power. Is there any other way to do it?
- Many times when I put my hard disk to sleep, I can see few bursts at the beginning and then after a while it goes to sleep. I think its because of the journaling system in ubuntu (which I use) Have anybody encountered that?
- What would be the best linux/unix operating system (eg: ubuntu/centos/redhat) to work on extensive hard disk operations?
I would highly appreciate if you could share the problems you encountered while doing this operation.