Spin down HDD after disk sync or before power off

Igor Mozolevsky igor at hybrid-lab.co.uk
Wed Jan 27 13:14:42 UTC 2010

2010/1/27 Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de>:

> Second, you should make sure that ATA_STANDBY_IMMEDIATE is
> only used when a poweroff is requested, but not in other
> cases.  Of course, ATA_FLUSHCACHE should *always* be sent.

Would SLEEP not be a better option than STANBY IMMEDIATE, as SLEEP
actually turns the disk's interface off so the disk cannot be woken up
by any command other than RESET?



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