HDD spindown at shutdown as a default

  • I wondered if there is any good reason not to spin down the harddrives on the LibreElec shutdown/reboot ?

    I followed hints found in the internet and:

    1) installed "System Tools" add on (to get hd-idle)

    2) I created a shutdown.sh script at /storage/.config with the following content:


    hd-idle -t sda

    hd-idle -t sdb

    hd-idle -t sdc

    hd-idle -t sdd

    and added executable permissions to the file:

    chmod +x shutdown.sh

    IMHO this could be a default behaviour.