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16-04-2007, 04:18
I am looking to buy the ASUS WL-500G Premium. I am also looking to set up a NAS device using my new router. Instead of buying a NAS box, I want to buy a regular external enclosure (w/ SATA) and hook it up to the router. The tricky part of this is that I want to turn on the external HDD and forget about it. I need to have an enclosure with an auto shut-off feature. I think I found a couple good ones:


Now for the big question: If I hook up one of these boxes to the ASUS router, will it put the HDD on idle when its not in use? I certainly do not want the disk to be spinning 24/7.

Thank you for any help


03-02-2011, 20:31
Hi I have ASUS WL-500gP with 5 computers on it. Firmware is Oleg's firmware I also bought a Hittachi 1TB harddisk which is connected to ASUS and shared over Samba to all computers.
What is disturbing me is that disk is always on. I hear the sounds from it 24 hours a day and the light is blinking. First I thought that this is because something is always down or uploading from the disk. But then I paused all transfers with "Transmission Web interface", but the disc still spins and blinks. Why?

Any suggestions?


04-02-2011, 10:24
All what is running on your asus writes something to log files periodically. Thus this will keep your harddisk awake.

You might consider using a small silent harddisk to put your running programs on, or a usb stick (wears out)

05-02-2011, 08:11
Thanks, but I'm not sure about it. I have another external noname hard disc connected to my desktop PC for about 3 years and it is about 50 cm from my head. Everything I hear is a mild buzzing sound.
I use Hittachi only for storage and there should not be any running programs as I know.
As a matter of fact I would like the disk to go to sleep when nothing is read or written from/on it...

13-02-2011, 23:11
i think hdparm can do it, but you need the oleg firmware

11-03-2011, 08:19
Hello John,

I guess, that after few years, you've found out the way how to manage a NAS functionality directly on router..
My question is, does your ASUS router support the sleep mode? I bougth e4200 yesterday and I'm sad to say, that it also doestn support sleep mode... :mad:

thank you

11-03-2011, 08:51
have a look at this topic: