HDD does spin down and up again and again
cbell44 at cfl.rr.com
Sun Feb 9 01:35:27 UTC 2014
On 02/08/2014 02:09 PM, Christopher M wrote:
> On 11/27/2013 03:35 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> It's neither possible to disable the "green" option, nor do I want to
>> it, assumed it should be possible. The order to spin down external
>> after a while is one of the EU Regulation that are ok. Touching the
>> drive for
>> nothing simply is a bug.
> >>>It's neither possible to disable the "green" option, nor do I want
> to disable
> it, assumed it should be possible. The order to spin down external drives
> after a while is one of the EU Regulation that are ok. Touching the
> drive for
> nothing simply is a bug.<<<<<<
> Really Ralf, all hard Drives will spin down that are from Europe no
> matter if you tell the graphical front end to NOT spin down the drive
> wow, crazy.... Plus I've always been told its VERY BAD to spin the
> drive down because the constant starting the head and stopping the
> head will cause the hard drive to fail faster than it should and to
> leave that off. I remember being told that in the windows days,
> because I used the spin down after 10 min of no use, way back when I
> started messing with pcs now I would prob set Kubuntu 12.04 to an hour
> or so of no use.
I have an external hard disk for USA (probably made in China) which
spins down when not in continuous use. It is okay for a drive to spin
down. It is only the disk that is spinning. The heads are parked
automatically when not in use so as to protect the disks in the HDD.
It is actually good for the drive to spin down.
My SSD doesn't spin down, ever.
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