Is there any way to configure auto-sleep for HDD in Garuda KDE?

Hello, I'm using Garuda KDE Dragonized on a system with HDDs and SSDs and I want my HDDs shut down after 15minutes of not being used, so they don't make noise anymore. I already tried hdparm and gnome-disks (which was my go-to software for this problem so far), but both didn't work.
I appreciate any help.

╭─[email protected] in ~ 
╰─λ garuda-inxi
Kernel: 5.16.9-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=6bf2fd60-5bcf-49a1-8f0a-55b3687cb794 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=11eb62e4-36a7-43bd-a30b-df8ffca3446f loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.24.1 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B350-PLUS v: Rev X.0x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0902
date: 09/08/2017
ID-1: hidpp_battery_0 charge: 79% condition: N/A volts: 4.0 min: N/A
model: Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse type: N/A
serial: <filter> status: Discharging
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen
family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 1 stepping: 1 microcode: 0x8001129
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 576 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x64 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 2x8 MiB
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scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2470 2: 3152
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12: 1425 bogomips: 91016
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mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
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mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
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Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: AMD Navi 22 [Radeon RX 6700/6700 XT / 6800M] vendor: Gigabyte
driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 24:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73df class-ID: 0300
Device-2: webcam type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.4:4
chip-ID: 1d6c:0103 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1182x285mm (46.5x11.2")
s-diag: 1216mm (47.9")
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size: 798x334mm (31.4x13.1") diag: 865mm (34.1")
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
size: 477x268mm (18.8x10.6") diag: 547mm (21.5")
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (NAVY_FLOUNDER DRM 3.44.0
5.16.9-zen1-1-zen LLVM 13.0.1)
v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.6 direct render: Yes
Device-1: AMD Navi 21 HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT]
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 24:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 26:00.3 chip-ID: 1022:1457 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: webcam type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.4:4
chip-ID: 1d6c:0103 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Device-4: Realtek USB2.0 Microphone type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 0bda:4937
class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
Device-5: SteelSeries ApS SteelSeries Arctis 7 type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-4.1:3 chip-ID: 1038:12ad
class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.9-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.45 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000
bus-ID: 1e:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp30s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-10.3:9 chip-ID: 0bda:8771 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
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address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 7.04 TiB used: 6.36 TiB (90.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS500G3XHC-00SJG0 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
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size: 223.58 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
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type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: ABB0 scheme: GPT
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fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 349.26 GiB size: 349.26 GiB (100.00%)
used: 295.35 GiB (84.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 100 GiB size: 100 GiB (100.00%)
used: 84.96 GiB (85.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 100 GiB size: 100 GiB (100.00%)
used: 84.96 GiB (85.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 31.34 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 58.0 C
mem: 58.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Processes: 447 Uptime: 1h 4m wakeups: 13 Memory: 31.35 GiB
used: 6.63 GiB (21.1%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1955 lib: 503 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.12
Garuda (2.5.4-2):
System install date:     2021-09-23
Last full system update: 2022-02-15
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Timeshift
Failed units:            shadow.service

Write a script or maybe system hook or do not automount from fstab.
Did you search the web, gitlab, github?

I mount my HDD if I need them. :slight_smile:


Create a udev rule. udev(7) — Arch manual pages

Added: systemd-udevd.service(8) — Arch manual pages


I need automount for several things to work, so turning it off is not an option for me.
I searched the internet and forums for this problem, but couldnt find any solution that worked so far. I'm gonna try the things you wrote later and then answer if it worked and which one worked. Thanks for the answers! :smiley:

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It seems simple enough when you break it down. You need to list what you want it to do and when you want to do it, and how. You want to...

  • Mount your HDDs at boot,
  • Unmount and shut down after 15 minutes of non-use. (You could do them all or individually)
  • Would you like them to turn back on and mount with a terminal or key-combination command? That should work, too.

So how are you going to accomplish that? The nice thing about Linux is you don't have to be a programmer to get work done. You just have to think logically, read English, and understand what part does what, when, and how. And all of that information is already available, and probably all or most in the Arch Wiki or linked from it. If you persist with this it appears very doable. You may find yourself stepping a little out of your comfort zone, however, but that is exactly what learning Linux takes. :wink:

Bueno suerte!

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Autofs might be the easiest way to accomplish what you want:

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I actually don't want to unmount them, I just want them to stop spinning after 15min of not using them, because they are the loudest thing in my PC and annoy me.
I'll try all the stuff in this post out now, had to do stuff for university the last couple days so I didnt have time for this.

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