Stop using a SATA drive

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Aug 27 12:01:42 UTC 2015

On 2015/08/27 12:52, Quartz wrote:
> Modern drives (where "modern" means anything made in the past 10 years I
> think) are set up in such a way that the inertia of the spinning
> platters will 'throw' the heads onto the parking area if power suddenly
> dies. This is not the same thing as intentionally issuing a park-head
> command, but the results are more or less the same.

Electric motors will act as generators: the trick with modern drives is
that they use the inertia of the spinning disk platters to generate
sufficient power to move the heads to the parked position when the
external power goes out.



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