[Bulk] Re: Stop using a SATA drive

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 23:47:04 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com>

> On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:15:26 -0700, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> >I didn't know that the heads were parked when the power is cut... but
> >that is a relief to hear.
> I own a around 40 MiB SCSI for an Atari from the late 80s. I simply
> turn of the power without sending a command first. So seemingly drives
> must be older than from the late 80s, to not provide automatically
> parking. Regarding the SATA Wiki, SATA was created in 2003. Unlikely
> that a SATA without automatically parking existed/exists.
> _______________________________________________

For the MFM disks , it was necessary to park the heads with a program
execution before shut down the system .

Later on , IDE disks removed this manual operation , i.e.  , parking become
automatic .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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