ATA harddrive sleep/spindown timout?
graham.north at telus.net
Fri Feb 25 05:35:22 GMT 2005
Thank you for this suggestion. I will follow-up.
Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
>* Graham North [2005-02-23 22:36 -0800]
>> Is it possible to put ata harddrives in spindown/sleep/suspend mode
>> without putting the whole system to sleep/suspend?
>Take a look at ataidle in the ports collection.
>Note that the disk will come back to life again when you access it, and
>that several processes do exactly this all the time. In order for ataidle
>to be very useful, you'd have to twaek the system's crontabs et.al.
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