HD spins

Declan. Moriarty declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Sun Mar 9 07:22:54 PST 2003

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 11:56:48PM +0100, Csaba Henk enlightened us thusly
>  Hi!
>  The only noise source of my 486 laptop is the spinning of its harddisk.
> when it is not in use, sometimes the laptop spins it down, becoming silent
> as death this way.
>  However, this spin-down is done quite in a random way (at least I don't
> see its logic): sometimes I'm quite sure that the HD is not in use (eg.,
> the only thing being mounted is a ramdisk...) but it just spins and spins
> and spins all the way.
>  How could I make it spin down -- either manually or automatically?
> Thanks, Csaba
IIRC, hdparm does it manually

man hdparm

	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.
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