|-D||runs spindown in debug mode, preventing it from daemonizing|
|-b||makes spindown run in the background|
|-d||a device to be monitored (multiple devices may be specified) The idle time at which the drive will spin down is the time specified by the last -t parameter before this -d option. This way idle times can be set independently for each device.|
|-t||idle time at which a device will spin down (defaults to 600 seconds) this option can be specified more than one. -d options specified will use the last -t option encountered before the -d option itself.|
|-i||check interval. This is the interval between device activity checks (defaults to 60 seconds)|
Monitor devices da0 and da1 and spin down the devices after 5 and 10 minutes respectively, with a check interval of five minutes.
spindown -b -i 300 -t 300 -d da0 -t 600 -d da1
.An -nosplit The spindown utility was originally written by
.An Arjan van der Velde Aq email@example.com .