Spin down HDD after disk sync or before power off

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Thu Mar 5 06:25:21 PST 2009

On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:58:50AM +0100, Oliver Fromme wrote:
>  > This is not true. Many hard disks don't like having to do an emergency
>  > shutdown as it affects the disk life time negatively. That's what
>  > happens if you poweroff the machine when the disks are still spinning.
> Can you point to any authoritative information (URL) about
> that claim, such as vendor specs, white paper or similar?

Not without digging. NetBSD PR 21531 had a reference, but that is dead


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