How do I enable disk hibernation to save power on my Synology NAS?

How to Enable Disk Hibernation on Synology NAS to Save Power


Disk hibernation is a feature on Synology NAS devices that allows the hard drives to enter a low-power state when not in use, helping to conserve energy and reduce operating costs. Enabling disk hibernation can be done through the DSM (DiskStation Manager) interface provided by Synology.

Steps to enable disk hibernation:

1. Access the DSM interface by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of your Synology NAS.
2. Log in using your account credentials.
3. Once logged in, click on the "Control Panel" icon.
4. In the Control Panel, locate and click on the "Power" tab.
5. Under the Power tab, click on the "Hard Disk" option.
6. Here, you will find a list of all the installed hard drives in your NAS.
7. Select the hard drive on which you want to enable disk hibernation.
8. In the options that appear, click on the "Enable hibernation" checkbox.
9. Some additional settings might be available, such as specifying the time interval of inactivity before hibernation, or the maximum allowed hibernation time. Adjust these settings according to your preference.
10. Click "Apply" to save the changes.


- Disk hibernation will only be effective if there is no active data transfer or ongoing read/write operations on the selected hard drive.
- Certain factors, such as running applications, file indexing, and surveillance cameras accessing disk data, may prevent hibernation.
- Some NAS models have limitations on the number of disks that can hibernate simultaneously.

Benefits of Disk Hibernation:

Enabling disk hibernation on your Synology NAS can provide several benefits:

1. Power savings: By allowing hard drives to enter a low-power state when not in use, disk hibernation can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower electricity costs.
2. Extended lifespan: The mechanical components of hard drives experience less wear and tear when in a hibernation state, potentially prolonging their lifespan.
3. Noise reduction: Hibernated hard drives consume less power, resulting in reduced noise levels from the NAS system.
4. Environmental impact: Lower energy consumption contributes to a reduced carbon footprint and helps to conserve natural resources.


Enabling disk hibernation on your Synology NAS can be an effective way to save power and reduce operating costs. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily configure the disk hibernation settings in your NAS and enjoy the benefits of reduced energy consumption and prolonged hard drive lifespan.

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