I have added the watchdir functionality to Transmission according to http://kyyhkynen.net/stuff/mybook/torrent_helper.php. I am also interested in saving some watts for my 24/7 operation, but since the watchdir script checks the watchdir directory regularly (I have kept the default setting of every 300 seconds), I assume that I will wake up the MBWE at these checks if using the Smart Spindown according to http://kyyhkynen.net/stuff/mybook/spindown.php. Is my assumption correct, or are there any simple workarounds? I could maybe think of using a part of a RAM disk (see http://kyyhkynen.net/stuff/mybook/ramdisk.php) as the watchdir, but it seems less appealing to have the RAM disk shared with the other computers on the network, I would prefer just sharing the /shares directories. I'm happy for any advice, but maybe I shouldn't care about the few cents I could save by making the MBWE quite and cool?
Cool and quiet when using Transmission watchdir?