I'm running DiskCheckup to keep an eye on the hard drives in my HTPC and I love it, especially the e-mail function, makes me feel really safe! So thanks for this awesome tool .
But other than that I also want my HTPC (which is powered on a lot) to be as power efficient as possible. Therefore I have it spin down my HDD's after a while of inactivity (I believe as low as 5 minutes).
But in DiskCheckup I have the option "Autorefresh after 10 mins" and "Record SMART attributes for TEC computation" enabled and I'm wondering whether that will break / end the idle period or not? Because if it does that will take the drive to and from a sleep state a lot and will not be very power efficient either.
Thanks in advance!