As has been mentioned above you could install the network-shares-automount package or alternatively just add the following to crontab.Looks like I might have to leave it on 24x7 or just set a schedule to turn on and off every day.
* * * * * /mod/bin/busybox/ether-wake xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
AUTO: When the switch is in the AUTO position, the LinkStation automatically turns off when all computers on the network with NAS Navigator2 turn off. If any computer on the network is powered on, the LinkStation automatically powers on as well.
ON: The LinkStation stays on, even when all computers are off.
OFF: Turns the LinkStation off.
I bought an Iomega NAS and was very disappointed with the power options.
Looks like you done a bit of research on that one !Snip
I was hoping you would hear the drives spin down when they haven't been accessed for a period of time, which would mean it consumes less power
Seem we're back to square one
Have you tried the installing the auto-mount feature in the CF as BlackHole suggested, because it is supposed pole the NAS every so often to keep the connection alive