How to enable disk hibernation on a QNAP NAS to save power
Disk hibernation is an efficient way to conserve power on your QNAP NAS when the disks are idle for a certain period. Enabling disk hibernation can result in significant power savings without affecting the overall performance of your NAS.
Here's how you can enable disk hibernation on your QNAP NAS:
- Log in to your QNAP NAS administration interface.
- Navigate to "Control Panel" and click on "Hardware".
- Click on "General Settings" and select the "HDD Hibernation" tab.
- Choose the desired idle time after which the disks should enter hibernation mode. QNAP NAS provides options ranging from 5 minutes to 60 minutes.
- If required, customize additional settings such as allowing system wakeup by scheduled tasks or network access.
- Click "Apply" to save the changes.
By enabling disk hibernation, you can save power as the NAS will spin down the hard drives when they are not in use for the specified time. This helps in reducing energy consumption and prolonging the lifespan of the disks.