I have the RT-AC68R (retail version of the RT-AC68U online version). I've been trying to get the external USB hard drive to go to sleep after a certain amount of non-activity. The USB hard drive bascially runs full speed 24/7. After about a week, I've had to disconnect the hard drives for fear they where going to simply burn out.
I have a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. I found on this forum to change the switch in the Professional Tab for the Limit Interference of 2.4 band to Disable, to get the USB 3.0 hard drive working. Thanks for that tip!
I've also searched around the forum for hard disk not going to sleep. I don't have Download Master installed, don't do bittorrent, and have gone in and Disabled FTP download. But I can't get the drives to not spin 24x7.
I wish the user interface had a simple switch to either; have the drives run permenently or go to sleep after 10 minutes or so. A simple yes/no switch to sleep the hard drive.
My only other option I could think of was to just have an old PC box with a big hard drive in it. Then share that with the "wake on LAN" option, and wake the drive up on the box as needed.
But the ideal would be to be able to attached USB hard drives to the router, and have them go to sleep after 10 minutes. Otherwise, the drives just spin and burn out (and use electricity and get hot).
I also see on third party forums that you can install third party firmware and write a small script that executes on the hard drive to put it to sleep. But I really would prefer to stick with the OE ASUS firmware.
Any suggestions? Or links to other posts with possible solutions?