Keep mapped NAS drive sleeping if not accessed

  1.    08 Nov 2018 #1

    Keep mapped NAS drive sleeping if not accessed

    Hi everyone,

    I have mapped my NAS drive into the Windows File Explorer. Everytime when
    - my PC is started or waked it up from sleep/hibernate mode,
    - the save dialog is opened (in the web browser to download some file for example),
    - and in many another cases
    I can hear spin up HDDs in the mapped NAS drive.

    Can you give me some advice how to keep the NAS drive sleeping if not accessed? Disconnect it is not suffiscient solution for me. Is there some another solution how to keep drive mappped and prevent it from wake up until it is really accessed?

    Thank you for advices!
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  2. xTL's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1809) 17763.1
       08 Nov 2018 #2

    Hello :) @DawiDX

    What kind of Nas do you have ?
    You should be able to configure this inside the NAS webui.

    But besides that, you could map the nas via ftp inside windows file explorer instead.
    This way the nas should stay asleep untill you enter the folders manually.

    Let me know how it goes :)
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)
       08 Nov 2018 #3

    It helps to know the model and manufacturer of the NAS. A real NAS will have a sleep state capability to wind the drives down when not in use.
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  4.    09 Nov 2018 #4

    Hello thank you for replies. I have QNAP TS-412 and Synology DS214play. Behaviour of both NAS drives are similar - both NAS drivers are waked up even if they not directly accessed. Is there some prevention?
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)
       09 Nov 2018 #5

    Yes, a NAS will wake up to do maintenance, talk to the manufacturer servers to update, etc.. The only way around that is to physically shut them down when not in use.
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  6. xTL's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1809) 17763.1
       09 Nov 2018 #6

    @DawiDX pretty sure it's wol that causing ur problem, have you diabled it ?
    if not make sure you do, test this out and let me know if it helped :)

    For Qnap,
    Follow this and you should be good :) ( make sure to have it set to disable instead of enable! )
    How to use the Wake-On-LAN feature by Qfinder Pro? - QNAP

    For Synology
    Here is video guide on how to set up wol ( make sure ur wol on synology is disabled )
    Synology | Save Energy with Wake on LAN - YouTube
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