Acer Aspire One D250 disk spin-down problem
bruce at cran.org.uk
Sun Jan 16 10:05:45 UTC 2011
On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 08:24:13 +0100
Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
> Master: ad4 <WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0/11.01A11> SATA revision 2.x
> As well the BIOS has no visible option for this. I want to disable
> this, what could I do?
Since it's a WDC disk I guess it's one of the "green" ones. These have
a short default timeout after which they park the heads. I think you'd
need to run the wdidle3.exe application to disable the internal timer,
but it may just be a default APM setting that can be changed from
within FreeBSD using sysutils/ataidle and the -P switch.
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