How can I manually turn off the HDD?
cswiger at mac.com
Tue Feb 13 18:58:35 UTC 2007
On Feb 13, 2007, at 7:47 AM, deeptech71 at gmail.com wrote:
> How can I turn off the HDD? .. and leave the buffers in the memory,
> until the RAM is full .. then spin up the drive, write out the
> data, then it turn off again.
ENOTSUPPORTED, at least with FreeBSD. Note that Apple has done a lot
of work to facilitate drive spindown for power-saving reasons for
their laptops, so MacOS X will make a reasonable attempt to spindown
the drives until really needed....
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