I have one of these small NFS server applicances (Dlink), which go to sleep after a while and wake up when an application accesses the filesystem; I have it mounted on a linux desktop. It takes up a minute to wake up, and I am painfully aware of this, because every time calc decides to autosave, the NFS drive spends a minute spinning up, and during that time calc is unresponsive.
And the absurd things is - this happens even when I only work on files on a local drive. Is there a way to stop it from happening? I mean, if I work on a spreadsheet on the NFS drive, fair enough, but I work locally for a reason (this reason, in fact).