[S912] Can't completely power off my box

Sorry if this is a noob question, but I can’t seem to figure it out.
I installed CE for the first time today and it’s working great on my device (Minix U9-H).
The only issue I’m having is that I can’t seem to fully power off my U9-H. Whenever I click on ‘Power off system’, my U9-H goes to sleep (standby) mode, instead of completely powering off. The reason why this bothers me is because my HDD that is connected to the U9 keeps running and the leds stay on when the U9-H box is in sleep mode.

Is there no way to fully power off the box in CE? Or is it at least possible to somehow ‘turn off’ the power of the USB ports so my HDD doesn’t keep running?

Thanks for your time!

You may find that the USB ports stay powered up even when the box is fully off. Basically the USB could be connected directlybto the 5v line.


You can try 2 things, to see if any one works for you.

  1. You can put your HDD to sleep before you power off your box. To do this you need to put these lines in autostart.sh https://pastebin.com/raw/1vhRT1tk

(sleep 60;
hdparm -S 60 /dev/sda1

This will put your HDD to sleep (stop turning) after 10 minutes of inactivity.

  1. You can try to disconnect your HDD and turn it off using shatdown.sh. To do this you need to put these lines “https://pastebin.com/raw/ypmbcrEu” in shatdown.sh -> Read about this method here