after sucessfull update to firmware V2.00.08 the wake up needs much time. In firmware V2.00.04 all disk start if needed at once. Now, each disc successively launched. With 5 Disk and 6 sec. per Disk the wake up needs 30 seconds
I think it is an adaptation to the experience that some users reports, they lost a RAID 5 on boot sequence, perhaps the power supply has a short voltage dip, when all disks start on the same time, so an staggered spin-up of the disks, reduce significant the the peak load.
If you did have spin down working in 04 then my bad (few did)
I doubt youll be able to reverse engineer 08 to have 04's spin down feature as its part of the firmware and not a module or something that can be installed and tweaked. Having said that it appears I'm wrong once in this thread already so I wouldnt mind being wrong twice ;D
If setting a long spin down so only your first user is hit with this then I think your best option is to ask Thecus to support this. Maybe they can make it an option in the UI so you can have simultaneous spin up or sequential.....Maybe theyll get you a beta frimware to support this if your really lucky!
this function isn't a module, it's function of the FW so I think you can't change it.
But how many times a day you have the case, that you must wait? If only a few times then have patience. If many times, maybe it's better you configure your N5200 otherwise, because it is not so good for normal disks, to have a lot start stop cycles a day.
If you feel very disturbed, maybe you must apply the procedure to restore older FW like in an other Post described. sorry I have no better idea
Perhaps Thecus can set a shorter time for staggered spin up in the next FW version 1 sec for each disk should be enough.