Hard drive spinning down

Adrian linuxguru at netspace.net.au
Fri Nov 16 06:15:28 UTC 2007

Take a look at /etc/default/acpi-support
Right at the bottom there should be an entry
 From what I'm aware this figure multiplied by 5 will be number of 
seconds before the hdd spins down from lack of activity. (12 X 5 = 60sec)

I'm unsure how to make the drive run constantly but at least you could 
adjust this figure to say 240? (equals 20min??)

Hope this helps.

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On Ubuntu Feisty on a Dell Inspiron E1505/6400 I have a problem where
> the hard drive spins down once a minute and slow the computer down.
> Every minute I hear it spin up again and the machine lags for a few
> seconds. How can I tell the drive to always keep spinning?
> Thanks in advance.
> Dotan Cohen
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