atacontrol & automatic acoustic management

Tim Robbins tjr at
Tue Apr 6 00:59:16 PDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 09:41:03AM +0200, Lars Eggert wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a Western Digital WD2000JB that according to atacontrol is 
> capable of automatic acoustic management, which is disabled (also 
> according to atacontrol).
> Is there any way to enable this under FreeBSD?

The sysutils/ataidle port appears to be able to control acoustic
management, but I've only ever used it spin down idle disks.


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